I sustained an injury on-the-job, but after that, I was fired. Can I still get workers’ compensation?
If you are still under restrictions from a doctor due to your work injury, and that is making it difficult for you to find a job, or causing you to be unable to work, the answer is probably ‘yes’. If, on the other hand, the only reason you are not working or unable to get a job is because you were fired for misconduct, the answer is probably ‘no’.
In other words, if you can’t work because you are hurt and a doctor says so, you’re still entitled to get your checks, even if you’ve been fired from work. But if you can’t work because you did something wrong at work and were fired, and now no one wants to hire you, you are not going to be entitled to workers’ compensation because of that.