Q: My Dr put on desk duty but my employer denied me and now no pay, how do I fight getting paid. It's been over 3 weeks
A: If you suffered an injury at work, and you are not being provided with work within your restrictions, you may be entitled to workers' compensation wage loss benefits. If your employer and/or it's workers' compensation carrier is not making voluntary payment of wage loss benefits, you should talk to a lawyer and potentially file a petition to obtain payment of benefits.
Regardless of whether this is or is not a work injury, you may still have a claim for unemployment compensation benefits if you are able to perform modified work and that work is not being provided. Workers' compensation normally pays more than unemployment and includes medical benefits which are not available with unemployment compensation. You can claim unemployment while your workers' compensation claim is being litigated, but workers' compensation would then be entitled to a credit/reduction based upon how much you receive from unemployment.
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