Workers’ Compensation and Social Security

It could have been a faulty piece of equipment, or an unsafe work environment. Whatever the cause of your workplace injury, it is important to be familiar with your rights and possible compensation benefits. Some injured workers who are disabled from their regular jobs are receiving state workers’ compensation benefits. Those unable to do work may also be eligible for Federal disability payments.

How It Works

Injured employees who are receiving workers compensation benefits often have Awards of two thirds of their average wage from before the date of their injury. The Federal disability income program takes a set off for monies an injured worker receives from Workers Comp and certain other government programs. The rules of the Social Security Agency limit benefits to no more than 80 percent of the recipient’s pre-disability earnings.

What You Get to Keep

Often, when a Social Security Disability claim is won and the client is already receiving state workers’ compensation, they still receive the previous compensation benefits. In addition, he or she also receives an additional 13 percent from the Federal program. By qualifying for federal social security disability you have the added benefit of covering other health care needs, unrelated to the on-the-job accident or occupational disease.

Call an Indianapolis Social Security Lawyer

If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a disability, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Contact the Indianapolis social security lawyer of Hankey Law Office at 317.634.8565.