Whether you can change jobs while on workers' compensation may depend on factors such as the nature of your injury, the terms of your workers' compensation arrangement, and the regulations in your state or territory. Some factors to consider include:
If you are under medical treatment for a work-related injury, you may need medical clearance to return to work or change jobs. Your treating doctor or medical professional may need to assess your fitness for different types of work.
If you are currently employed and receiving workers' compensation benefits, your current employer may need to approve any changes to your job or employment status. This could involve discussions with your employer and potentially the workers' compensation insurer.
Different states and territories in Australia may have specific legal requirements regarding work changes while on workers' compensation. It's crucial to be aware of the regulations applicable to your situation.
Impact on benefits
Changing jobs may impact your eligibility for certain workers' compensation benefits. It's essential to understand how any change in employment status could affect your ongoing benefits or entitlements.
It is recommended to consult with a legal professional who specialises in workers' compensation law to get advice specific to your circumstances. They can provide guidance based on the current legal framework and help you navigate any potential challenges or issues associated with changing jobs while on workers' compensation.
To learn more about workers' compensation guidelines, visit WorkCover WA for the latest information. Additionally, click the button below to read our article on whether you can take annual leave while on workers' compensation.
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