While you may seek medical attention for an injury or illness from a physician recommended by your employer (or its insurance company), know that you have the right to choose your own doctor for treatment if you want to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Knowing what to say (and what not to say) to a workers’ compensation doctor can help ensure injured workers protect their rights to compensation.
By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on August 2, 2022
By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on July 19, 2022
Did you know if you are disabled and receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, your marital status does not impact your SSD payments? You will continue receiving SSD payments if you remain single or married.
By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on June 28, 2022
Knowing how much social security benefits you are entitled to is one thing, but knowing if you qualify at all is the first step in understanding your social security benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a certain criterion that individuals must meet in order to qualify for benefits. Here are some of their conditions.
Any injury that occurs to an employee at the workplace almost certainly makes them eligible for workers’ compensation payments. Almost all employers are obligated by state law to have workers’ compensation insurance in place for their employees.
What is SSDI? The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal-run income benefits program that helps people with impairments. Benefits are granted to individuals who are unable to work for a year or more due to a disability, as per the Social Security Administration (SSA). Those who qualify get payments on a monthly basis. SSDI is… Read More
Obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be a time-consuming and unpleasant process. The vast majority of claimants are denied benefits at the outset of their applications, and it may take months, if not years, for a claimant to get the disability payments to which they are entitled. It is critical to approach the SSDI… Read More
By Kenton Koszdin on May 2, 2022
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system i.e. benefits are paid regardless of who is to blame for the injury. The objective of this system is to make up for the difficulties and hardships that the wounded workers experience. Several injuries, however, are not covered by workers’ compensation.
Having a disability caused due to an illness or injury can limit your ability to work and, therefore, cause a financial concern for you and your family. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits provide you with a financial cover that helps you meet your basic needs.
By Kenton Koszdin on January 31, 2022
It is not unusual for a company to fire or lay off an injured employee who is on workers’ compensation. Medical bills piling up, and the uncertainty of facing a complete loss of income, then looms over the now unemployed individual. Although it is morally questionable, and against the law, for a company to fire… Read More
By Kenton Koszdin on January 17, 2022
Workplace injuries or medical conditions can happen in an instant. The result may be physical and mental trauma and a great deal of financial stress. You need to be well informed and know your rights to maximize your disability claim. The processing of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims can… Read More