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Can you quit your job while on workers’ comp in Western Australia?

Workers’ compensation insurance helps to protect businesses and their employees from financial loss when an employee is hurt on the job or gets sick from a work-related cause. Also known as workman’s comp, workman’s compensation, and workers’ comp, the aim is to help protect workers from potentially devastating costs of work-related injuries.

Question: “Can I hand in my resignation while still receiving workers’ compensation?

Answer: Whether you can hand in your resignation is more complicated than a simple yes or no.

As your workers’ compensation claim progresses and you are on the path to recovery, you will be thinking about your future either in the role that you had before your accident or a completely new role.

While many people go back to their previous roles seamlessly, there are some cases that affect the potential of an individual resuming their positions. After time off work due to an injury, some fear the risk of ill feelings towards them or potentially unsupportive employers – this can make the idea of returning to work daunting. In complex cases, people find their injury has left them unable to perform the physical demands of their previous role but want to return to meaningful employment, however the thought of starting a whole new career can be equally daunting.

On all matters, we highly recommend speaking to one of our expert legal professionals for further guidance. We understand that every person, every circumstance and every injury is unique. From the start of your case and throughout, we’ll give you bespoke and confidential advice on what options are available in your circumstances so that you can plan for your future.

Our role as personal injury lawyers is to help you get your life back on track, working with you to plan what happens during and after a compensation claim has been successful. We work with financial advisers, rehab teams such as physiotherapists, psychologists and vocational assessment teams to help you return to your existing role, find a new one, or alternative plans dependent on your circumstances.

For more information on workers’ compensation in Western Australia, please contact a member of staff at Accident Claims Lawyers. Speak to one our talented and skilled advisers by telephone or online to learn more how Accident Claims Lawyers can help you and your business about workers’ comps.

You can speak to one of our advisers on (08) 6149 1600 or make a claim on our website.

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