Often an injured worker cannot return to work to at the job they got hurt at. However, the injured worker may be able to do other jobs despite their injuries. The possible jobs must not violate any of the injured worker's restrictions from his or her doctors.
If that is the case, an injured worker can apply for unemployment benefits, assuming the employer no longer employs them.
Unemployment benefits can help an injured worker and his or her family survive especially if the workers' compensation insurer has refused to pay benefits.
Each case is different. So, if you think unemployment benefits may help you and your family after a work injury or work accident, then you should contact Workforce Solutions to see if you are eligible.
Please be aware that the employer has a right to appeal an award of unemployment benefits. If that happens and the employer successfully appeals the award, then all of those unemployment benefits will have to be paid back.
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