Can I get unemployment after I’ve received workers compensation? 

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Unemployment after workers compensation


If you’ve received workers 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 workers compensation disability pay, and otherwise qualify for unemployment in order to file and receive unemployment compensation.


You cannot collect unemployment while you are receiving workers compensation benefits


It’s important to note that you are not permitted to receive unemployment benefits while you receive workers compensation disability pay.  Doing so would result in overpayment issues with either the unemployment office or the workers compensation insurance carrier.


Worker credibility at risk if you seek unemployment while on workers comp


If you do try to file for unemployment while you are receiving workers compensation benefits, you run the risk of reducing your credibility with a workers compensation judge. If your case goes before a workers comp board, and you’ve tried to file for unemployment, he or she may be less sympathetic to your case.


Injured workers should focus on recovery and consult with an attorney


If you’ve been injured at work and are seeking compensation through a workers compensation claim, consult with an experienced workers 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 EvansvilleIndianapolisLafayetteNew Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.