Qualifying for SSD Benefits For SC Workers Comp Injuries
When a work related accident happens, your first concern may be when you can return to work and how you will support yourself and your family while you are out of work receiving treatment for your injury. Whether the result of a job related accident or an occupational disease, your South Carolina Workers’ Compensation lawyer at the Strom Law Firm will automatically review your case to see if you you are eligible for SSD benefits for SC workers comp injuries.
When a SC work-related injury or illness is severe enough (and last long enough) it may also qualify as a disability under the Social Security Disability Benefits Act entitling you to Social Security Disability Benefits.
In this case, you should apply for social security disability benefits in addition to your SC Workers’ Comp claim.
Workers’ Compensation Vs. Social Security Disability Benefits
SC Workers’ Compensation benefits will take precedence, and serve as the primary benefit over your Social Security disability benefits. So if you win Social Security disability benefits, the benefits will be offset (reduced) based on the amount of SC Workers’ Compensation benefits you are awarded.
At The Strom Law Firm, LLC, we’ll help you navigate the interplay between social security disability benefits and your South Carolina Workers’ Compensation benefits to maximize the overall compensation you will receive.
Obtaining Social Security disability benefits is a prolonged process that typically initially results in a denial, which in turn leads to hiring a lawyer — for a majority of cases. The assistance of a South Carolina social security attorney can help ensure that you present the medical documentation needed to support your claim for benefits. You can learn more about the steps to take for denied disability benefits.
Our South Carolina Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability attorneys have successfully represented many people who were initially denied benefits.
If you live in South Carolina, contact the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm today at 803-252-4800.