You need to talk to a local workers comp lawyer. In most states you would be entitled to TTD payments with those facts.
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You need to call a local worker’s comp. attorney ASAP because it appears you are entitled to benefits.
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You are only entitled to WC benefits if your claim is accepted or adjudicated in your favor. If you were laid off and looking for work, you should be eligible for Unemployment.
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I agree you should talk to local WC attorney for answers specific to your case but if you are under doctor's care and have medical restrictions that your employer will not meet you should qualify for WC lost wage payments and can apply for unemployment comp if WC is not paying while you fight with WC. If your doctor says you cannot work at all, UE wold likely deny your claim because you must be medically capable of performing some work and of course UE would be entitled to reimbursement if WC later pays lost wages for the same time period.
If you do not have the time or knowledge to fight your own WC case, don't risk making a mistake tha could greatly affect the claim. Hire an experienced attorney.