It is not uncommon for injured workers to qualify for workers' compensation benefits as well as Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. A workers' compensation claim may be applicable immediately as the injured worker needs medical treatment to cope with an injury. A Social Security Disability case, on the other hand, can commence once a worker has been unable to work for a year or is injured so severely that disability for a year or more seems inevitable — such as after a spinal cord injury or loss of vision.
Leave The Legwork To Us
The timing of claims and appeals as well as the interplay between workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be daunting for private individuals to understand and deal with. To understand how best to access all available injury and disability benefits in Pennsylvania, contact Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo in Philadelphia. Our law firm was founded by a retired workers' compensation judge. Our knowledge base acquired through years of experience is impressive, and can work to your advantage after a workplace injury.
Get Educated About Benefit Loopholes And Pitfalls
Our Pennsylvania law firm is prepared to guide and direct you through the processes of maximizing collection of compensation for injuries and disability benefits. We can advise you on key things to keep in mind such as:
- Social Security Disability benefits do not cancel out workers' compensation benefits.
- If you receive both Social Security Disability and workers' compensation benefits, your SSD is likely to be reduced by the amount of workers' comp that you receive.
- You should not apply for Social Security retirement income while you are receiving workers' compensation benefits. The tax ramifications of such a scenario are a strong deterrent.
- Under certain circumstances, you may be allowed to work while collecting Social Security Disability benefits.
Your Injuries May Qualify You For Both Types Of Benefits
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, our attorneys handle all cases on a contingency basis. We get paid only if you receive compensation in your case or if we prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer, email us or call us at 570-622-8297 or toll free at 877-794-2396.