Unemployment after worker’s compensation
If you’ve received worker’s compensation for an injury you sustained at work and are later let go from your job, you may choose to file for unemployment in Indiana. You must stop receiving worker’s compensation disability pay, and otherwise qualify for unemployment in order to file and receive unemployment compensation.
You cannot collect unemployment while you are receiving worker’s compensation benefits
It’s important to note that you are not permitted to receive unemployment benefits while you receive worker’s compensation disability pay. Doing so would result in overpayment issues with either the unemployment office or the worker’s compensation insurance carrier.
Worker credibility at risk if you seek unemployment while on worker’s comp
If you do try to file for unemployment while you are receiving worker’s compensation benefits, you run the risk of reducing your credibility with a worker’s compensation judge. If your case goes before a worker’s comp board, and you’ve tried to file for unemployment, he or she may be less sympathetic to your case.
Injured worker’s should focus on recovery and consult with an attorney
If you’ve been injured at work and are seeking compensation through a worker’s compensation claim, consult with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney at Klezmer Maudlin. If you are wondering whether or not you qualify for unemployment benefits, we can help you understand that, as well. We care about fighting for the rights of injured persons and workers throughout the state of Indiana. With offices in Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, New Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.