Workers' compensation and disability benefits are two separate entities. While they both offer benefits to those who need them, they are rarely collected at the same time due to the fact that they result from two separate causes. It's important to know the difference if you plan on trying to receive compensation for an injury.
Workers' compensation is the benefit you receive if you have been injured while on the job or performing work-related duties. Your employer pays into an insurance policy that is set up to pay for any injuries an employee may receive while at work.
Disability is a type of insurance benefit that is paid for by the employee and is used to provide money if they are diagnosed as disabled for a short period of time. The money takes the place of the wages they would receive if they were able to work.
Your Benefits: What You Can Collect
You may be able to collect Social Security disability while collecting Workers' Compensation if you receive an injury that is aside from the injury that makes it possible for you to receive SSDI. Because of the way the two benefits are set up, you can't collect both unemployment and Workers' compensation at the same time.
If you have been injured at work, the attorneys at Gaylord & Nantais can help you get the process started. They also have the knowledge and expertise to help you get the SSDI you deserve. Call their office today to discuss your options!