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Helping You Receive Workers’ Comp Or SSD Benefits

When you rely on your paycheck to provide for your family, a work-related illness, injury or disability can put your welfare at risk. Workers’ comp and Social Security Disability (SSD) are federal and employer-sponsored programs that provide financial assistance to disabled adults who qualify, but the application process can be hard to navigate alone.

Since 1940, Spence Custer has served as a valuable legal resource for adults seeking workers’ comp or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the application and appeals process. We will personally handle all matters of your legal issue, so you can concentrate on taking care of yourself and your family.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation benefits provide financial support to workers who are hurt at work or develop work-related illnesses. Your employer’s insurance company is responsible for paying out benefits to cover expenses and rehabilitation. Unlike personal injury settlements, however, workers’ comp benefits do not include damages for pain and suffering.

How To File For Workers’ Comp

In order to receive these benefits, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Notify your supervisor or employer about your injury
  2. Get treatment from a doctor
  3. Complete the workers’ comp benefits claim and file it with the state Department of Labor and Industry

What Is SSD?

SSD benefits can be used to supplement workers’ comp benefits for work-related injuries. Adults whose physical or mental disabilities limit their ability to work full time may be eligible to receive SSD benefits. Adults who have suffered injuries in a preventable accident often apply for these benefits when their injuries prevent them from remaining fully employed. In order to qualify for benefits, you will need to prove that your condition existed for 12 months, will extend over a 12-month period or will result in your death.

How To File For SSD

In order to receive these benefits, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Gather the necessary documentation, which may include the medications you are currently taking, records of medical procedures related to your disability or condition, and income tax records
  2. Obtain documentation proving the onset date of your disability
  3. Complete the Social Security Disability application online, over the phone or in person

Our lawyers have helped countless workers in Johnstown and throughout western Pennsylvania prepare and submit workers’ comp and SSD claims. We will review your claim before you submit it and can appeal an unfavorable decision.

Let Us Guide You Through The Process

Wondering if you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits or SSD benefits? Has your claim been denied? Get a straightforward evaluation during your free initial consultation. Complete our online form or call 814-250-0389 to begin the conversation about your legal options.