I was injured at work. Will I receive less in workers comp benefits if I start to look for another job before my injury is fully healed?

No. Your weekly workers compensation benefit will continue until your doctor tells you that you are healed and are able to return to work.  If you are able to get a light duty job that does not pay as much as you were making before you got hurt, you can get benefits based on the difference.

You also don’t necessarily have to go back to the same job after an injury.

If you have a permanent injury and receive permanent partial disability, you can get those benefits after you’ve reached your maximum medical improvement whether you are working for the same employer or not.

Learn about all the benefits you are entitled to after a work-related injury. Call us at (202)393-3320 or order your free copy of the only workers compensation guide written by a practicing Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney with 20 years of experience helping people who have been seriously hurt on the job. Protect Your Rights: The Ultimate Guide to DC Workers Compensation is full of practical tips for injured workers and their families, like how to avoid killer mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars, and other insurance company traps.