You could jeopardize your benefits by quitting your job before your doctor releases you. Before you go any further at least consult with a local worker’s comp, attorney an discus your options.
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If the company has light work available within your restrictions, but you have quit, you could easily lose your benefits for the period that they could accommodate you. You should definitely run your plan past a Utah WC Attorney, but it sounds like a very bad idea to me.
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I agree with Mr McCormick. But having said that, we outlawed slavery in this country 175 years ago. You don't have to go back.