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Dudley DeBosier has a trusted team of personal injury lawyers who have been helping injured people in Louisiana.
February 17th, 2020
If you recently suffered an injury or illness that put you
out of work, you need a way to replace your lost paychecks. For many people,
workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) are the two
solutions that come to mind, but they may not know which one is right for them
or the differences between the two programs.
Both programs are designed to meet the same need: providing
income for people who can’t work due to health problems, illnesses, or
disability. But that’s where the similarities end. There are significant
differences between the two, and having an advocate on your side who
understands those differences and which one is right for you is essential.
At Dudley DeBosier, our Louisiana workers’ comp and SSD
lawyers handle both types of claims, and that means we know the intricacies of
initial applications and appeals when claims are denied. Don’t go it alone when
it comes to getting compensation that your family needs during this difficult
time. Get our legal team on your side, and let us work hard on your behalf.
Workers’ Comp vs SSD: How
Do You Know Which is Right for You?
You’ve probably met people who have received either workers’
compensation or SSD benefits. You may even know people who have received both,
whether at different times or the same time. Learning which one you need or are
eligible for requires an understanding of both programs.
To get a crash course on the differences between workers’ comp and SSD benefits, check out the infographic below.
There are other differences between these two
income-replacement programs, and our legal team is ready to help you understand
those differences. Don’t proceed without an experienced legal advocate on your
side, as you may risk pursuing the wrong type of benefits or losing out on
money you deserve.
We’ll Help You Avoid
Common Workers’ Comp and SSD Pitfalls
Although there are many differences between workers’ comp
benefits and SSD benefits, they share one thing: how difficult they are to get.
Both the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Board and the Social Security Administration are notoriously difficult and strict when it comes to approving both initial applications and appeals. The wait times can also be long, which can mean months or years without the money you need. You don’t have time to wait for a long, drawn-out process, and you shouldn’t have to deal with rejections over minor details or oversights.
Our lawyers know the ins-and-outs of both systems, and we’ll work hard to make sure your claim or appeal is accurate, complete, and filed on time. When you contact us, it’s our goal to get you as much money as possible, as quickly as possible—all while answering your questions and addressing your concerns. That’s the Dudley DeBosier Difference. Contact us today for a free consultation.
During this time of uncertainty, please know that we are here and ready to help.
If you’ve been injured, we can arrange a virtual meeting in order to start work on your case right away.
While COVID-19 presents a danger to our community, we will adhere to Louisiana State Law and Gov. John Bel Edwards's recommendations, and close our physical office. However, we remain fully operational, and we’ll continue to offer our services via telecommunications.
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