Other Benefits for Injured Workers in Pittsburgh
Short-Term Disability Benefits & Workers' Compensation
People who receive workers' compensation may also be eligible for other
benefits, such as short-term disability or union pensions. At the Law
Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our Pittsburgh workers’ compensation lawyers
know how workers' comp benefits can affect your ability to collect
these benefits. Call us now to find out how you can maximize your benefits
after a workplace accident.
If you have questions about seeking additional benefits, we encourage you to
contact our workers' compensation attorneys
for a free initial consultation. We can help you explore all available
options after suffering a serious workplace injury.
Workers' Compensation May Affect Other Benefits
Your ability to collect other benefits may be affected by
workers' compensation payments. Our lawyers advise people about the consequences of applying
for other benefits while you are receiving workers' compensation.
Some of the benefits that may be reduced or changed because you are receiving
payment for an on-the-job injury through workers' comp include:
- Short-term disability from your employer or union
- Social Security Disability
- Unemployment compensation
- Health insurance benefits
Alternatives to Workers' Compensation
It is important for workers to understand that they may be able to receive
benefits from sources other than workers' compensation. If you are
denied benefits through workers' compensation, for example, you may
be able to receive short-term disability payments from your employer or
union. If you are receiving
workers' compensation benefits and are considering applying for short-term disability or other disability
benefits, contact a knowledgeable attorney to learn how these benefits
will affect each other.
If you have been denied disability benefits through workers' compensation,
you may have other resources available to you. Call our Pittsburgh law
firm, the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, to discuss your situation in a
free case consultation.