December 10, 2020 |
Car Accident Attorneys
If you were involved in a crash and are unable to work due to the injuries you sustained, you may be wondering if you can receive unemployment after a car accident. This is a common question among accident victims. Here, the expert attorneys at The Barnes Firm Community explains that in most cases, victims are usually not eligible for unemployment benefits resulting from the accident.
The criteria for unemployment eligibility requires one to be physically able to work, willing and ready to accept work, and actively looking for employment. This means if you are injured and unable to work, you cannot qualify for unemployment benefits. However, if your injuries are medically documented and prevent you from working, you may be eligible for short-term disability which can help you supplement lost income while you are unable to work.
The experienced team of personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm can answer all your questions regarding your accident, insurance, unemployment eligibility, and disability, and offer these helpful tips to get you started.
After Your Accident
After an accident, the worry can begin to overwhelm from how you will pay for medical care and damages sustained to lost wages and how you will provide for your family while you recover from your injuries. Many people believe unemployment can help, but generally that is not the case. Unemployment benefits are designed to help those who aren’t working, but who are actively seeking a job and are willing and able to work. If you have been injured in an accident and aren’t able to work as a result, you cannot collect unemployment benefits.
In a car accident, you may be out for work as the result of your injury. While you won’t be eligible for unemployment benefits if you are unable to work due to an injury sustained in a car accident, you may be eligible for disability insurance benefits.
Disability insurance, particularly short-term disability insurance, provides benefits for you should you have a temporary or partial loss of wages due to non-work-related injury or illness. This makes it a possible solution for your lost wages during your recovery from the accident-related injuries.
Call on The Barnes Firm for Help After Your Car Accident
Following any car accident, particularly one in which you are injured, call on the expert team at The Barnes Firm for guidance.
At The Barnes Firm, you will get a FREE case evaluation with the best car accident lawyers who will answer your questions honestly and help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you are seeking lost wages due to injury, payment of medical bills, vehicle repairs, pain and suffering, or punitive damages, The Barnes Firm can help guide you successfully through the process.