So, you’ve been injured while you’re at work in Cincinnati and you may not be able to perform your job for several days, weeks, or even months. What now? After you’ve sought medical attention and your doctor has determined the extent of your illness or injuries, you need to determine what type of disability claim you should file under Ohio law. At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., we have worked with many individuals who have been injured and need advice on Social Security disability eligibility.
If you work for a company or government agency, you should contact your human resources or benefits administrator and get a copy of your workers compensation, short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. Your benefits contact can also provide you with copies of forms you’ll need to fill out to access your disability benefits. If you’re self-employed, you may be eligible to file a disability claim through the Social Security Administration.
No matter what your employment circumstances, it’s important to file your disability claim quickly and properly to avoid being denied benefits. To ensure that you proceed with your claim according to Ohio social security law, you should enlist the counsel of a Cincinnati disability attorney. Your disability lawyer can determine which options are available, what types of information you need to have available and how to submit your claim in a timely manner.
If you access workers compensation, which supports workers who are injured on the job and expected to return to work in a relatively short period of time, your benefits will be determined based on your medical expenses, time lost from work, pain and suffering, and dependent benefits.
If your employer has short- and long-term disability insurance, it may be appropriate for you to file a claim that will provide you with a portion of your salary for a set period of time, depending on the limits of the policy.
If you’re self-employed or your employer doesn’t offer an alternative disability plan, you may need to file a Social Security disability claim. If you’re a veteran, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
In any of these instances, you aren’t guaranteed to receive disability benefits just because you’ve filed a claim; however, you can certainly improve your chances with the assistance of a workers compensation lawyer who also does social security. If you have been injured on the job in Cincinnati and want to determine the best approach for your disability claim, contact the disability law attorneys at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co..
Call 513.721.6500, or complete our web form. We’ll provide a complimentary consultation to review your situation.