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What happens to my Workers' Compensation benefits if I quit my job or refuse modified work duties?

A worker is to fully participate in the return to work program, when they are medically fit to do so. This includes accepting suitable work when it is available.

In cases where an employer can demonstrate that they have modified or light duties available for a worker, but the worker has quit despite being medically cleared to work, their benefits will terminate because they are not accepting suitable work when it is available.

Should a worker refuse modified work duties, despite being medically cleared, their benefits would also be suspended until they decide to accept the modified duties.

In those instances when an employer does not have light or modified duties available, or is unable to offer a graduated return to work, the WSCC would continue benefits and medical treatment until the worker is medically fit to return.