Ask an Employment Law Attorney: What Happens to Workers’ Compensation Benefits When a Worker is Laid Off?

Having your workers’ compensation money arrive might be a huge relief. In an ideal world, you’d be able to unwind and trust that your financial demands would be addressed. This isn’t always the case, however. What happens to your benefits, for example, if you lose your job? Continue reading to find out the solution. If you have any further concerns concerning your workers’ compensation claims, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 866-536-5788.

After you’ve been laid off, what happens to your workers’ compensation benefit?

You’re probably wondering what happens to your workers’ compensation benefits if your firm wants to cut expenses and does so by laying you off. You may be laid off if you are not working at the time due to a workplace injury. Your benefits, on the other hand, should remain unchanged. If you have returned to work and are working under limits, your benefits should not be affected if you are laid off.

If you’ve returned to work and are getting workers’ compensation benefits, the workers’ compensation company is responsible for covering reasonable and necessary medical expenses following your layoff.

When you’re fired, what happens to your workers’ compensation benefits?

It is illegal to terminate someone because they filed a workers’ compensation claim. However, if you have a handicap that will prevent you from working for an extended length of time or if you will never be able to return to your current employment and there is no other position available, your employer may be authorized to terminate you.

You may still be entitled to receive workers’ compensation for your employment injury if you were dismissed for cause, such as turning up late or failing to follow corporate policy. This case may be more difficult, therefore it’s best to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer.

A workers’ compensation lawyer can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve

Even when an accident is minor and there are no changes in your employment status, navigating the workers’ compensation maze can be tough. It’s much more difficult when you’ve been fired or laid off while getting workers’ compensation payments.

We recommend that you deal with a workers’ compensation attorney who has the necessary skills to guide you through the procedure in this case. We have decades of expertise serving clients like you at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. Request a free legal consultation from an expert attorney by calling 866-536-5788 right now.

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