Worker’s Comp and Disability
Mount Laurel NJ Worker’s Comp Attorney
Serious, catastrophic job-related injuries may qualify you for temporary total, temporary partial, permanent total, or partial disability benefits. If your injuries prevent you from returning to work, you may be eligible to receive one of the following kinds of worker’s compensation benefits:
- Temporary total benefits: Weekly benefits you are eligible to receive until your doctor indicates you are ready to carry out your full duties at work.
- Temporary partial benefits: Weekly benefits you are eligible to receive until your doctor indicates you are ready to return to light duty at work.
- Permanent partial benefits: If you are unable to return to work, you are eligible to receive some kind of worker’s compensation benefits on an ongoing basis.
- Total benefits: If you are unable to return to work and prefer a single, one-time only lump payment of benefits, you can elect a total benefit payout. Typically, this option is reserved for injured workers suffering from catastrophic injuries that involve permanent disability.
If I’m Disabled, can I still Qualify for Social Security?
In the event your injuries are permanently disabling, you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, the amount of SSDI or SSI you are eligible to receive will be affected by the amount of worker’s compensation you receive as well. Here, it’s also important to keep in mind that additional medical exams may be required in order to qualify for SSDI or SSI. In some cases, this process can be complicated by the fact that not all employers maintain or provide accurate information regarding injured workers.
Contact Mount Laurel Worker’s Comp Attorneys at Taylor & Boguski
Disability and worker’s compensation often involve a number of legal issues that require the direction of an experienced worker’s comp attorney. At Taylor & Boguski, we have helped numerous workers navigate the sometimes confusing area of temporary, permanent, and total benefits. We also assist injured workers in matters related to SSDI and SSI when permanent disability prevents them from working in the future.
To learn how we can help you, contact Mount Laurel worker’s compensation attorneys at Taylor & Boguski today.