Worker's Comp And Unemployment Insurance In Maryland

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 Worker's Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

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Can I Collect Both Worker's Compensation And Unemployment Benefits?

Worker's 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 individuals seek new employment. People who are receiving worker's 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 worker's 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.

In general, during a selection of benefits, there are many other scenarios where injured workers require counsel to make the best decision for themselves and their family. Situations may include a worker with a second job or where a worker may be on light duty, but the employer is unwilling to accommodate such restrictions. As there are multiple factors at play, it is critical for an injured worker to seek counsel before making a decision that may adversely affect their Claim.

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