If your workers’ compensation case has been denied and the case has to go before a judge, it can take a while for a judge’s decision and order. What options do you have during the waiting process? If you are able to return to work on modified and light duty, you can try to return to work with your employer. If your employer cannot accommodate the modified and light duty restrictions, then you have the option of filing for unemployment compensation benefits. Unemployment compensation benefits will count as a credit against your workers’ compensation benefits. Some people also apply for welfare benefits to help ease the financial burden while waiting for compensation benefits. If you do apply for welfare benefits, a lien will be asserted against your workers’ compensation case.
For more information about how to file for unemployment compensation benefits, Email or contact Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo at (215) 223-6718 to talk to an experienced attorney. Our lawyers handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation or prevent an insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits, or if you settle your case.