Workers’ compensation benefits are payments for medical conditions caused by workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation injuries can be measured as a percentage loss of a body function.
You can receive Social Security Disability benefits for a workers’ compensation injury if you are (or will be) unable to work full-time for a year. Depending on your state, payments for one kind of benefit, however, can partially offset the other.
Social Security Disability benefits are either paid out 100% or not at all. There are no Social Security benefits for percentages of disability. Successful Social Security claims can be based on any objective medical condition arising at any time. Workers’ compensation injuries, on the other hand, need to be connected to a work injury. Our Social Security attorneys commonly argue workers’ compensation injuries as part of a collection of medical issues that keep our clients from working full-time. Our staff will explain what evidence Social Security needs from any previous workers’ compensation claims.
It can be an error to delay a Social Security benefits claim to complete a workers’ compensation claim. Delays applying for Social Security benefits can cause: (1) Lost Social Security benefit back-pay, (2) delays qualifying for Medicare, and (3) damage to your Social Security Retirement benefit amount. For more information about becoming a client, call us or contact us through our Free Consultation Form.