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Unemployment vs. Workers’ Compensation

When you are unable to work, you might be interested in what benefits are available to you.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for unemployment or for workers’ compensation, you should consider these differences between the two.

Unemployment Benefits

Available to individuals who have been laid off from their job, or for people who have otherwise lost their job by no fault of their own.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers compensation is for workers who are unable to work because they have suffered a work-related injury.  If you were injured at work and subsequently laid off because of your injury, please visit this page. Under certain circumstances you might be entitled to both benefits.

However if you have an ongoing workers’ compensation claim, you should talk to an attorney before you apply for simultaneous unemployment benefits.