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Workers’ Comp Not Sufficient?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: August 20, 2014

If you are injured at work in southern California, you need to report the incident to your manager or supervisor and seek medical attention immediately. Then speak at once with an experienced Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney. Through California’s workers’ compensation system, injured California workers may receive reimbursement for medical expenses and supplemental income to replace lost wages. It’s a generally good system that works for most Californians and enhances our state’s quality of life. Sometimes, however, workers’ compensation doesn’t quite cover the full costs of an injury, and you’ll need to seek alternatives.

If you have not worked for six months or more due to a disability, whether or not that disability is work-related, you are eligible to apply for Social Security disability benefits. You can apply for those benefits even if you currently receive workers’ compensation. In southern California, you’ll want help from an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney.

Most applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied at first. That’s when you really need a good Social Security disability lawyer working for you. The appeals process can be complicated. Most appeals require a hearing before a Social security Administrative Law Judge. Evidence of your disability must be offered at that time. Your attorney will help you prepare you for the hearing. Do not go to a Social Security appeal hearing without an attorney at your side.

If you apply for disability benefits, a good Social Security disability lawyer can enhance your case with strong evidence and sound legal counsel. An experienced disability attorney will direct you step-by-step through the application procedure and will work hard to win the financial benefits that are rightfully yours. If you are disabled and you cannot work, and workers’ compensation isn’t stretching quite far enough, do yourself a favor and speak to an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney as soon as possible.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.