SSD & Workers’ Compensation
When you are injured at work, you are not simply limited to workers’ compensation benefits. If your injury qualifies for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you can also receive compensation through that process.
An attorney at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, can help you. From our office in Staten Island, we assist injured workers with all aspects of their claims. This includes seeking benefits through workers’ compensation, pursuing third-party accident claims and helping clients secure SSD benefits.
Qualifying for SSD Benefits
If you have been injured at work and that injury keeps you from returning to work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. In order to qualify, you must have worked for a certain amount of time prior to your injury. In general, you must have worked at least 10 years and five of those years need to be immediately before your injury.
Additionally, you must have a disability or medical condition that qualifies for benefits. The Social Security Administration has a list of qualifying impairments, though any condition that keeps you from working may qualify.
Our lawyers can help you determine if your work injury entitles you to SSD benefits. Then, we can assist you with your claim, including filing your claim and representing you if your claim has been denied.
Will SSD Benefits Affect My Workers’ Compensation?
If you start receiving SSD benefits and those benefits overlap with workers’ compensation, it may change the amount of workers’ compensation you receive. Our attorneys are well-versed in both systems. We can coordinate your claims to ensure that you receive the full and fair benefits you need from both systems.
We’ll Take It From Here
Let our attorneys handle your case and help you secure the benefits you need to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Call us at 347-201-4447 or send us an email to schedule your free initial consultation.