Whether you qualify will depend on several factors, including the number of years you’ve worked and how recently you’ve worked.
Unfortunately, even if you qualify for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), there’s no guarantee you’ll receive benefits. The success of your claim depends on proper completion of paperwork, compelling testimony at your hearing and other factors. A simple paperwork error or lack of preparation for a hearing can slow your case and keep you from getting the money you need. In fact, 70% of first-time applications for Social Security disability are denied.
Workers' compensation is designed to get injured workers the financial support they need as quickly as possible after an on-the-job injury. Compensation may be available to cover medical bills, lost wages and other costs. In fact, you may be entitled to benefits you were not aware of, including benefits that your employer and the Bureau of Workers' Compensation will not tell you about.
Securing the benefits that you are legally entitled to can be a challenge, and no one should attempt to navigate the complexities of the workers' compensation system alone.