Am I eligible for Unemployment if my employer terminated me prior to settling W/C case?

Answered on Sep 25, 2012

The Lee case holds that “a desire to settle a workers’ compensation claim does not constitute necessitous and compelling cause to terminate employment.” It could be an issue for unemployment, but you really need to have an attorney look over all of the facts and law. You are entitled to UC now, if they terminated you without a good cause or laid you off without pay. There are alot of things you need to consider before settling, as it sounds like more facts are needed about your wage calculations, UC set off and how long you would be able to stay on benefits (which has a direct affect on the settlement value). Feel free to give me a call with any questions or concerns.