Laid-Off Employee Claims

Injury Compensation Rights for Laid-Off Employees

If you suffered a work-related injury while you expected to be laid off, or if you lost your job after you got hurt, you need to learn about more than just the best ways to recover money for your injury claims. You need to know how your injury will affect your unemployment insurance claims as well.

Injured and Laid Off? Call 315-327-2849 for a Free Consultation

To learn about the full range of your options as a laid-off employee or independent contractor, contact the Utica law firm of Hobika Law Firm. While our lawyers are investigating and pursuing your injury claims under workers' compensation or personal injury theories, we can advise you about the best ways to protect your interests on an unemployment insurance benefits claim.

If you're totally disabled from working, you're ineligible for unemployment benefits. You'll have a chance to collect  Social Security disability benefits, but only if your condition keeps you from working for a period of at least one year. People who can't prove a disability lasting that long can find themselves in a tough position, especially if complications arise with the workers' comp claim.

With more than 40 years of experience protecting the rights of injured workers in central New York, the law firm of Hobika Law Firm knows how to deal with the complications that laid-off status can represent under the workers' comp and unemployment insurance systems.

Our attorneys also work with people who are classified as independent contractors but whose working conditions closely resemble those of full-time employees. Our understanding of your rights under different scenarios can help you avoid mistakes while protecting your access to benefits.

For a free consultation about the rights of laid-off employees or independent contractors in workers' comp or unemployment insurance claims, contact Hobika Law Firm in Utica.