New York Workers' Compensation is an intricate area of law that is often subject to a number of misconceptions. This site is intended to help readers seeking clarification on the topic of NY Workers' Comp. Whether you are an injured worker lost amidst the complexities of Workers' Comp, a doctor who is not sure how to properly handle a Workers' Comp patient's file, or simply a curious New Yorker who worries about what would happen if you were ever injured on the job, I hope that the content of this site will deliver the answers you seek, even to questions you didn't know to ask.

It is my pleasure to welcome you into the world of New York Workers' Compensation. I hope you enjoy your visit, spread the word, and come back soon.

Best regards,

Camila P. Medici, Esq.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

If My Employer Terminates Me, Can I File For Unemployment and Still Collect Compensation?

It depends on your degree of disability.  In order to file for unemployment you must be ready, willing, and able to work and you must be actively looking for work.  If you are claiming total disability from work, you cannot collect unemployment because a totally disabled person is not ready, willing, and able to work.  However, if you are claiming to be only partially disabled, you may be able to collect unemployment as long as you demonstrate that your work search is within the medical restrictions set out by your doctor.  The total amount you collect on both Workers’ Compensation wage benefits and unemployment combined cannot exceed what you were making at work.

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