Can I collect Workman's Comp while working another job?

Asked about 1 year ago - Troy, MI

I have worked 2 completely different types of jobs for the past 7 years. I was injured on one and there are no accommodations available to allow me to work there. My other job is much more flexible and I continue to work. I need the income from both jobs. Can I continue to work at one and collect from the other?

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  1. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano

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    Answered . Absolutely. Remember that the income from the job you continue to work is a set-off against any benefit that is owed by your other job. This is called concurrent employment. If the employer where you were hurt knew about the other job and you could not work at either job, you would have to be paid for BOTH jobs. I strongly suggest that you consult a local WC attorney.

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  2. James M. Osak

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    Answered . Just don't "violate" your restrictions when working the "other" job.
    If you can't stand for more than 2 hours on job 1 then you better
    not get caught standing for 8 hours at job 2. As the other attorneys
    stated there will be "charge-offs" from one job to the other. Good luck!

    THIS ANSWER IS PURELY FOR ACADEMIC DISCUSSION ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY TYPE OF LEGAL ADVICE OR LEGAL... more
  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Perhaps, but call one of the above lawyers to discuss

  4. George Ellis Corson IV

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    Answered . Possibly, depending on how much your non-injury job pays.

    We offer general concepts, but you should give ALL your facts to a licensed Attorney in your state before you RELY... more

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