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Can I take a different job after my work injury?

After a  work injury you are not required to stay with the same employer in order to receive workers’ compensation.  As such you can take a different job after a work injury but it is important to understand the risks associated with taking a different job if any depending on your situation. 

Situations you will want to be cautious about before taking another job is any of the following:

1. The job you are accepting pays less;

2. The job you are accepting has less potential for advancement; 

3. The employer has work available for you with your restrictions. 

In cases of job offers or taking different employment it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney. An experienced workers compensation attorney can discuss with you the pros and cons of accepting a different job.