Depending on the severity of the injury, a workplace accident can keep you out of work for several weeks or even months. It is important to understand the types of financial resources that may be available to you, as well as the potential implications of collecting them. The attorneys at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., can help you understand the differences between and requirements for Maryland workers' comp and unemployment insurance benefits.
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Can I Collect Both Workers' Comp And Unemployment Benefits?
Workers' comp benefits are intended to provide financial support to a worker who has been injured in the course of doing a job. They cover the wages that the worker has lost as a result of the injury. They also cover any medical expenses he or she may have incurred while being treated for the injury.
Unemployment benefits are paid to individuals who have lost their jobs. These benefits are intended to provide some level of income while the individuals seek new employment. People who are receiving workers' compensation benefits cannot simultaneously receive unemployment benefits. When you apply for unemployment benefits, you indicate that you are ready, willing and able to work. When you are receiving workers' compensation temporary total disability benefits, your injury prevents you from working at any job, even light duty. You may be "ready and willing" to work, but your doctor has declared that you are unable to work.
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