I got hurt at work and lost my job soon after, a out 6 months ago. My workers comp pay was cut off 2 months ago. Am I eligible for unemploment benefits until I find another job? Am still on light duty status from the injury.
State/Country relating to question: Tennessee
Currently looking for work within limitation.
Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarification.
If you were terminated and you can look for full time work now, then you can apply for Unemployment Benefits, you cannot apply for UI benefits, if you are not able to look for and take a full time job.
Also, if your employer terminated you due to your workmans compensation filing that would be Retaliation, and you should consider retaining an attorney about a potential lawsuit.
13 years experience, Union NYSUT lawyer
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