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Can You Work While on Workers' Comp in Colorado?

Many Colorado workers work more than one job or live paycheck to paycheck. If they';re injured on the job, this can create many questions. The Colorado workers'; comp lawyers at Flaxman Law Group are often asked the following when we talk to injured workers:

  • Can you continue to work at one job if you were injured at another?
  • Can you take on some work to make ends meet when you';re on workers'; comp in Colorado?
  • Can you work while on workers'; comp in Colorado?

With the rising cost of living, especially, it';s not unusual for injured workers to have these questions. However, deciding to work while getting workers'; comp can affect your benefits. It can even impact your ability to heal. If you';ve been injured at work and aren';t sure how you will manage financially, speak with a Colorado workers'; comp attorney to find out whether you can work.

With Flaxman Law Group, you don';t even have to spend money to talk to a workers'; comp lawyer at our Denver office. Just call us at 970-999-0530 to set up a free, no obligation consultation if you have been injured at work. We';re here to help you explore the regulations of workers' comp in Colorado.

Working in Colorado While on Workers'; Comp

If you';re injured on the job in Colorado or sustain an occupational illness, you may qualify for a range of benefits. Continuing to work while getting these benefits may not be possible.

For example, if you';re temporarily unable to work because of a workplace injury or illness, you may be eligible for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits, which replace some of your income while you can';t work. When you';re receiving TTD benefits, you';re generally not permitted to work.

If you can return to work with certain restrictions or limitations, you may be eligible for Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits. If you comply with specified limitations, you can usually work while receiving TPD benefits.

You may also qualify to receive medical benefits and other benefits and work. However, you need to communicate with your employer and the workers' compensation insurance company about any work you engage in while receiving benefits. Failure to disclose your employment status can result in the termination of your benefits and potential legal consequences.

Can You Work While on Workers'; Comp in Colorado? Contact a Colorado Workers'; Comp Attorney for Answers

Did you know that more than 400,000 American workers work two full-time jobs and 39% have a side hustle? In addition, many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. For many hard-working employees, the thought of going a week or longer without work and income is scary. And things can get confusing if you have multiple jobs but get injured at one.

At Flaxman Law Group, we understand the pressures that injured workers face. If you';ve been injured at work in Denver or in in any Colorado community and are worried about paying the bills, contact us at 970-999-0530 for a free consultation with a Colorado workers'; comp lawyer. It';s your chance to ask questions and get information about your workers'; compensation options. We can discuss when you can—and can';t—continue to work while getting your benefits.

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