Get Legal Counsel To Understand Workers’ Compensation And Unemployment Benefits
If you are injured on the job because of your employer’s negligence or a simple accident, you are entitled to pursue compensation under New York’s workers’ compensation laws. These benefits are meant to cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages due to an injury.
At The Klein Law Group, P.C., we know how to help you maximize your compensation after a work-related injury or illness. For decades, we have dedicated our practice to helping workers in New York. Protecting employee rights is all we do, and we are proud to be a trusted resource for injured workers all over New York City.
Can I Collect Unemployment Insurance And Workers’ Compensation At The Same Time?
Sometimes. If you receive partial disability benefits through workers’ compensation, you may also be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. However, your weekly unemployment benefit rate may decrease. The weekly total of your workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits cannot be more than your average weekly wage.
Because these benefits are governed by very different regulations, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands the law and how different benefits work together. Failure to file a claim properly may cause you to waive or lose benefits that you could be collecting.
To learn more about the benefits that might be available, we encourage you to join us for a free consultation.