If you are disabled and unable to return to work, there are many options available to you. When your injury is the result of a work accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. If you are unable to return to your job as a result of a disabling condition, you may also be entitled to Social Security Disability income benefits.
At Eley Law Firm, we can help you understand the difference between these two types of compensation and how they may apply in your case. We are committed to providing you with the information, support and guidance you need after a work injury.
Contact attorney Cliff Eley about your workers’ comp case, SSD benefits and the options available to you. Call us at 303-785-2828 for a free case evaluation.
Social Security Disability Income Vs. Workers’ Comp
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. They offer two types of benefits: Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These are government programs and you may be entitled to benefits if a disability, condition or illness keeps you from working.
Workers’ compensation benefits, on the other hand, are provided by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. If you were injured in a work-related accident, you are entitled to benefits, regardless of fault.
The Overlap Of Workers’ Comp And SSD
If you became disabled or suffered a serious injury at work and now are unable to return to your job, you may be entitled to both workers’ comp and SSD benefits. If you receive workers’ compensation benefits, however, those benefits may be reduced by half of the SSD you are receiving.
According to the SSA, the total benefits you receive cannot exceed 80 percent of your average earnings prior to your accident. If you exceed this amount, your benefits may be reduced. This reduction will stop when you reach 65 years of age or when your workers’ compensation benefits end.
Contact A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer In Denver
From our office in Denver, we help clients throughout Colorado secure the workers’ compensation benefits they need after a work-related injury. We can also provide you with advice regarding SSD benefits and how they may impact the benefits you receive. Contact our firm by emailor call us at 303-785-2828for a free initial consultation with experienced attorney Cliff Eley.