While there are some cases where unemployment and workers’ comp benefits overlap, they are two very different programs for very different circumstances. Understanding which form of compensation pertains to your unique situation is crucial in knowing how much financial compensation you can receive.
Your workplace injury entitles you to financial compensation to cover lost wages and medical expenses. But losing your job through no fault of your own gives you a claim to state benefits as well. Your ability to claim both, however, is not as easily understood.
In this article, we will examine the overlap between unemployment and workers’ comp benefits to help you decide if you may be entitled to both. Read more