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Your problem is that you are no "ready, willing, and able to work" as required by the law to get benefits. In other words, anyone applying for employment must be able to work. You are not able to work because you are physically unable to do so. Thus, while the personnel rep may be wrong (i.e., you didn't walk off), you are still not supposed to get benefits when you are hurt. Your remedy is either workers compensation, if you were hurt on the job. Or, your remedy is disability (public and or private) income if hurt off the job.
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