Navigating the Job Search Process While on Workers' Comp in Delaware
Finding a new job is a daunting task, and it can be even more challenging if you have an open workers' compensation claim in the state of Delaware. However, it is important to remember that having a workers' compensation claim does not automatically disqualify you from finding new employment (unfortunately, it also does not prevent your employer from letting you go). Employers are typically interested in hiring a qualified and motivated candidate, and while having a workers' compensation claim does not necessarily define your qualifications or motivation, it is still relevant to a hiring decision.
It is essential to disclose your workers' compensation claim during the hiring process, as Delaware employers are legally entitled to verify workers' compensation claims before hiring. Furthermore, you should be prepared to answer questions about your claim, and you may want to discuss how you are managing your recovery and any accommodations you may need at work. It is also essential to remember that some industries may be more accommodating to individuals with workers' compensation claims than others.
Ultimately, the decision to hire someone with a workers' compensation claim is up to the employer. However, by being honest and upfront about your situation, demonstrating your qualifications and willingness to work, and highlighting your commitment to your recovery, you can increase your chances of finding a job that is a good fit for you.
If you have any questions or have been injured in an accident, reach out to an attorney at Kimmel Carter at 302-565-6100 for a free legal consultation.