Yes. If the worker is able and available to work, but not working due to a necessitous and compelling reason, then she is eligible. If an injured worker is totally disabled from working, they won’t be deemed “able and available to work”. Someone with restrictions, however, should qualify. A work injury is a necessitous and compelling reason. If a worker voluntarily quits, they may be denied Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania. If a worker does receive Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania, and later receives work comp benefits, the employer/insurer will be entitled to a credit for the Unemployment Compensation received.
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