Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job, so the injury victim is able to pay for their injury-related expenses and maintain a steady source of income while they are unable to work. The workers’ compensation system helps many people in situations that may have left them without financial support.
If you have more than one job, you may wonder how workers’ compensation claims work for you. Your other jobs should not have an effect on your ability to recover benefits, but you may be concerned about how the injury will impact your employment in other roles.
What Benefits are People with Multiple Jobs Entitled to?
After an on-the-job accident, you will receive benefits that are close to the wages you earned at that job. But as a person with more than one job, you rely on more than one source of income to live. Does the workers’ compensation system account for people with multiple sources of income?
When you are speaking with your employer’s insurance provider about your claim, you must mention that you have other jobs. It is possible that your benefits will be increased to account for your true wage earnings.
What if I’m Not Able to Return to my Other Job?
When you are injured at one job, you may have to take time off from your other jobs to recover for your injuries. Your other employer will not be responsible for providing you with any additional benefits, but you will need to explain your injury to negotiate your recovery time or movement into a different role. Unfortunately, it is possible that your employer will fire you because you are taking a lot of time off, regardless of the reason. Their response to your injury will depend on your company’s policies and state laws regarding medical leave.
Workers’ compensation cases are complex. For assistance with your claim, schedule a free consultation with Humphrey & Associates. We are dedicated to recovering all of the compensation you deserve.
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