Dealing with your Work-Related Disability
If you’ve been disabled as the result of a work-related injury or accident in Cincinnati, you need to find out what types of protection and income you’re entitled to through your employer, the government, and other sources. At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. Attorneys at Law, we can help you with your disability case.
By enlisting assistance from an experienced disability attorney, you can determine the best approach for filing your disability claim, the benefits that you’re eligible for, and the types of income you can receive during your disability period.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) describes a disability as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” Disabilities may be physical or mental. Some disabilities are the result of a chronic or debilitating disease. Under the ADA, you have certain rights as a disabled person.
If you’re injured while on the job, several types of disability insurance and compensation plans may come into play, depending on the situation and the coverage provided by your employer. The types of injuries or illness you’ve sustained to become disabled can also determine whether your benefits are short term or long term. Talk to your disability claims attorney to determine if you can gain benefit through:
- Workers compensation – As your employers have been paying for workers compensation coverage for years, you should not hesitate to make a claim and collect the benefits that can help you. The state board issues these benefits, not your employer, so making a claim does not hurt your employer in any way, or cost your employer additional funds.
- Short-term disability insurance – If your workplace injury will only affect your ability to earn a salary (or hourly wages) for a temporary basis, this is most likely your best route.
- Long-term disability insurance – If the condition caused by your work will impact your employability, or your ability to earn, for a longer period of time, then you may have a need for ongoing assistance.
- Social Security disability insurance – This insurance is either via SSI or SSDI.
- Veterans benefits – The benefits due to you after serving your country should never fall into question. We can assist you in securing your ability to access these benefits.
- Other insurance policies that you have personally or through your employer
Since most injury disabilities are short-term, it’s important to access your benefits as quickly as possible to reap the maximum benefit available to you. A disability attorney in the Cincinnati office of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. can help you determine what options are available to you and how you can quickly access the payout of benefits.
Contact our disability attorneys by calling 513.721.6500, or by using our convenient web form.
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The law firm of Clements, Taylor & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. represents families and individuals in Greater Cincinnati and from throughout southwest Ohio and the Tri-State region with all personal injury claims and motor vehicle accidents along I-70, I-71, and I-75. Communities that we serve include Cincinnati, Montgomery, Mason, Loveland, Fairfield, West Chester, Hamilton, Norwood, Colerain, Milford, Middletown, and Batavia.
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