If you are injured and unable to work, you won’t be able to earn the money you need to support yourself and those who depend on you. Depending on the situation, you may qualify to receive workers’ compensation and/or Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, these benefits are not always approved immediately even when you deserve them. If you are fighting to qualify for workers’ compensation or Social Security payments, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
Worker’s compensation insurance is designed to provide your medical care and replace at least a portion of your income if you are injured or become ill on the job. After you become aware of your injury or illness, you can begin collecting compensation by filing a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. However, not every claim will be approved immediately. In many cases, the workers’ compensation insurance provider will dispute or deny your claim, causing you to deal with significant financial problems. In this case, you must appeal the provider’s decision in order to obtain the benefits you need.
Social Security Disability
Social Security disability insurance exists to provide benefits to qualifying individuals who are no longer able to work. In order to qualify for these benefits, you must be suffering from an illness or injury that is expected to last for at least a year or to end in your death. Unfortunately, many SSDI claims are initially denied by the Social Security Administration. If your claim has been denied, you will need to file an appeal in order to fight for your benefits.
Hiring an Attorney
If you have been denied workers’ compensation or SSDI benefits, fighting for what you deserve can be difficult. Hiring an attorney who has experience with these issues can increase your chances of having your claim approved. Your attorney will be able to help you collect the evidence you need and comply with all deadlines so that you expedite the process and maximize the likelihood of receiving benefits.
Here at Toczydlowski Law, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with workers’ compensation insurance providers and/or the Social Security Administration, and we are here to help. Please contact our office today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.