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Why was I denied unemployment benefits?

If you were terminated from your employment, seek unemployment compensation benefits immediately, which can be done at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry website. When you apply for UC benefits, your claim will either be accepted or denied. Your employer has the ability to contest your claim for unemployment benefits. If a claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision.

In Pennsylvania, there are generally three reasons why your unemployment compensation benefits were denied:

  1. You voluntarily quit — If you voluntarily quit your job, you are not entitled to UC benefits.
  2. You were terminated for misconduct — Only terminations that are not the fault of the employee are covered. If your employer had cause to terminate your employment, you are not entitled to unemployment benefits.
  3. You did not earn sufficient wages — In Pennsylvania, in order to receive UC benefits, you are required to earn

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What can I recover in a workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws are very complex. If you have been injured during the scope of your employment, you’re likely wondering, “what are my rights” and “what am I able to recover?” Here is a basic guideline to what you are entitled to be compensated for if you are injured during the scope of your employment.

Please keep in mind that opting for workers’ compensation surrenders your right to sue your employer. Therefore, we advise you to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney before choosing to exercise your right to workers’ comp. Additionally, everyone’s case is different and an attorney should be obtained to inform you about what your specific rights are according to your personal circumstances.

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws allow for the recovery of the following:

  1. Medical Benefits — If you are injured during the scope of your employment, you are entitled to have your medical expenses covered

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What damages are available for a wrongful termination claim?

Most employees are considered at-will employees. Therefore, the employee may be terminated for any reason or no reason at all and the employer does not need to establish that the employee was fired “for cause.” There may still be circumstances when an at-will employee’s termination is wrongful.

Generally, wrongful termination occurs when an employee is terminated and the termination violates an employment contract, was discriminatory, or against public policy. For more information on whether your termination was wrongful visit our employment law page.

If you have been wrongfully terminated, you may be interested in understanding what your remedies are. In other words, what you will be able to recover.

Depending upon the situation, damages available to wrongfully discharged employees can include back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, injunctive relief, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees.

Back pay is the wages you lost from the time you filed your claim until the …

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