I really just don't want to go back there anymore, and I'm almost able to get my other job back .
Is it illegal to quit right after getting such?
It sounds like you had a workers' compensation claim in which the workers' comp carrier paid your medical benefits and some lost wages. If so, you might want to consider contacting a workers' comp attorney in your area to discuss your options. Based on the very limited facts you've presented, I wouldn't think there would be any problem with you leaving the job. Unless you are contracted to work a particular period of time, I'm not aware of anything else that would require you to remain an employee at that company.
I totally agree with Mr. Swanson. From the facts you have presented it does not appear that you are under an obligation to stay. You staying on the job would amount to involuntary servitude and that is at odds with "at will" doctrine and even contract law.
Since we have limited facts, we typically ask that you not rely on our advice. Bouncing it off of a Workers Comp attorney was an excellent suggestion.
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From the limited facts here, it doesn't sound like there is any reason why you could not quit. If this was a WC claim, you would have been entitled to pursue the claim regardless of your "current" status with that employer, provided you were employed with them at the time, and were injured on the job. The fact that you are now physically able to work may affect you WC benefits, but absent some sort of contractual obligation to stay employed, I simply don't see (again based on these limited facts), why you can't quit.
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It is not illegal for you to quit your job. You may want to consider getting a new job lined up before you leave, as that would be the most prudent course of action.
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Since some of your post lacks detail (for example is this a workers comp or car accident claim) I hestitate to give you an answer, but generally, you'd be free to quit. Discuss that with the lawyer who settled your claim to be safe.
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