A workplace injury can generate one or more separate insurance claims. For example, an injury on the job can cause a permanent disability that prevents a person from working. The event leads to a workers’ compensation claim as well as a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim.
These claims are separate, have different procedures and must be handled differently. But if your workers’ compensation claim is not properly handled, it can reduce the amount of your SSD benefits. For this reason, you should use the same attorney for both claims.
Powell & Denny, P.C. is a law firm that focuses its practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security and serious injury cases. We understand how to coordinate both workers’ compensation and SSD claims to maximize the total stream of benefits from both sources.
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Coordination of Workers’ Compensation and SSD Claims
Workers’ compensation is paid by your employer’s insurance company, while SSD benefits come from the government. Each has different claims procedures and slightly different standards for disability.
At Powell & Denny, our lawyers understand these differences. We work with medical and vocational experts who can properly evaluate your injury and the extent of your disability. Their evaluations and your medical records can be used in both claims, but these findings must be presented differently in each claim.
Because we work with workers’ compensation and SSD claims every day, we can recognize these differences and how to coordinate both claims to improve your ability to obtain compensation.
By its nature, a workers’ compensation claim does not provide that much in terms of benefits — at least when you consider the true extent of your disability. But workers’ compensation benefits combined with SSD benefits can provide you with a basic income. You owe it to yourself and your family to obtain the benefits you have earned.
Powell & Denny will work to maximize the total stream of benefits you receive. For a free initial consultation with Powell & Denny, call contact us online.or