What Other Benefits Are Available?

If you get injured at work or suffer a work-related illness, workers' compensation benefits are naturally the ones you think of right away. But what other benefits might you be eligible for?

It's an important question as you seek to make ends meet with less income (or perhaps no income) from work.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, we can guide you confidently through the process of seeking the benefits that are most appropriate for your specific situation. Give us a call today at our office in Harrisburg or one of our many satellite offices across Pennsylvania.

Exploring Your Options For Benefits After A Work Injury

The benefits that may be available to you after a work-related injury or illness depend of course on your particular circumstances. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about what's out there and skilled at helping clients pursue the ones that make sense. This includes:

  • Private pensions — If you have a substantial retirement account to fall back on, you may be considering retiring rather than going back to work after your injury. You should be careful, however, not to retire too soon, before your workers' compensation case is resolved.
  • Private disability insurance — Private disability insurance may be through an employer or purchased from an insurance company not connected to your employer. We can help you understand what you are eligible for under your policy.
  • Social Security Disability benefits — If you are permanently disabled by a work injury or illness, you may want to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in addition to workers' compensation. Keep in mind, however, that the combined amount of benefits you receive from the two programs is limited to a certain percentage of what you were making before you were disabled.

The good news is that, as an injured worker, you may have more options than you think. But it is important to get sound legal counsel to make maximum use of the benefits you are eligible for.

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