In the rush of activity involved in filing a claim with California workers’ compensation insurance, it can be easy to fall into autopilot. Often, our clients also are dealing 24/7 with the consequences of their injury. The mindset can lead to neglecting some pretty important issues—such as building a solid plan for obtaining sufficient financial support in the long term.
Tehama Disability Attorney Reveals Another Option for Compensation
For people who’ve sustained injuries that will keep them out of the workplace for more than a year, we strongly recommend applying for Social Security disability benefits. If you worked at least five out of the ten years before your injury and can qualify for SSDI benefits, this compensation option could be significantly more helpful to you than even some of the larger settlements offered by workers’ compensation insurance.
When to File a Claim With Social Security Disability
SSD isn’t an option for everyone in the workers’ compensation system. Consider applying if you are dealing with a labor-disabling injury—in other words, a disability that will prevent you from working for at least 12 months.
So when is the best time to apply? Immediately. Submit a SSD claim in tandem with your workers’ compensation claim, if possible. Doing so will save you a great deal of money in doctor’s bills—and it could save you years of waiting.
Working with a Tehama workers' comp lawyer from the beginning of the workers’ compensation and SSD application process improves your odds of approval without unnecessary delays. Learn more by calling the Ledgerwood Law Group at 888-761-7383. Our informative book, The California Workers’ Compensation Survival Manual, is available to you free.
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