If you’re looking for a workers’ compensation lawyer who also does social security claims, Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. is the Cincinnati-area legal team for you. Regardless of whether or not you need to file your claim with the workers compensation system at your place of work or you need to file through the Social Security Administration (SSA) due to self-employment or other reasons, or you can file with both, we are here to answer all your questions and support you in making the process of filing for disability as easy and painless as possible. We can also help you distinguish between SSA, SSDI and SSI benefits.
Which Compensation Agency Should I Claim Through?
We are workers compensation lawyers who understand social security benefits and related programs. If you are injured on the job and you don’t have disability insurance through your work, you may need to go through the SSA to receive compensation. The SSA also provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for disabled people who are unable to work, whether short- or long-term. SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, can often be applied for simultaneously to SSDI. The good news is that you don’t need to remember all these acronyms and how they can help you. Our team will support you in navigating workers compensation and social security to maximize your benefits.
When Do Cases Need to Go Through Social Security?
As the Disability Benefits Center explains, you can receive both SSDI and Workers Compensation. These separate programs are administrated differently. SSDI is at the federal level, administered by the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. Workers Comp is handled by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Most cases qualify for either one or the other. The qualifications for the two are considerably different.
Generally, the state Workers’ Compensation is designed to be temporary. A person is injured on the job, and for a temporary period they cannot work, and must pay for medical care to heal from those injuries. That is where the state coverage comes in.
During that period of healing — whether or not they have returned to work already — they may apply for SSDI benefits at the federal level as well. That SSDI is more often used for long-term care, or if the injuries are sufficient and sustained enough to require you to be away from work (all types of work) for a much longer period of time.
If you are utilizing both Workers’ Compensation benefits and Social Security benefits, there may be an offset of in your Workers Compensation benefits in order to comply with current Social Security standards. While those standards are difficult to understand, our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the web of Social Security Disability.
We’ve Been Helping Clients Since 1988
At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., we take great pride in helping our valued clients achieve a fair settlement for their injuries. We’ve helped people just like you file for Social Security disability, workman’s comp, as well as personal injury claims. We’re currently accepting clients in the greater Cincinnati area and throughout southwest Ohio. If you’re injured and lost in the complicated legal system here in Ohio, please give us a call for a free consultation today. We’ll help you through the entire workers comp and disability process – from start to finish.