Unemployment vs. Workers' Compensation

Unemployment vs. Workers' Compensation

If you were injured at work, you may have questions about unemployment vs. workers' compensation. At Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., we are here to answer these and any other questions you may have about workers' compensation.

Since 1995, our attorneys have represented injured clients in Des Moines and throughout the state of Iowa. With more than 60 years of combined experience, we have a long track record of success. If you have experienced a work-related injury and have questions about unemployment and workers' compensation, contact our Des Moines unemployment benefits attorneys online for a free consultation.

Can You Collect Unemployment and Workers' Compensation at the Same Time?

An injured worker may draw permanent partial disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time. In order to do this, an injured worker must have been released to return to work, with or without, permanent restrictions. If the worker has been released to return to work and his or her employer does not have a job for him or her, then the worker may apply for unemployment benefits. The laid-off worker must otherwise be eligible for unemployment benefits and be "ready, willing and able to work, within his or her permanent restrictions."

If a worker has not been released by the doctor and is still receiving temporary total disability benefits from his or her employer or its insurance company, then the employee may not legally receive unemployment benefits.

If you are unsure as to whether you can legally receive both workers' compensation benefits and unemployment benefits, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer. Our attorneys will help you determine your eligibility.

Contact Our Central Iowa Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Attorneys

Do you have additional questions about workers' compensation? Our lawyers are here to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the process of completing and filing a workers' compensation claim. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us online or call 888-416-6998 to schedule a free consultation.

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