Other Benefits for Injured Workers
Short Term Disability Benefits and 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, Mr. Vatz understands how the receipt of workers’ comp benefits may affect their ability to collect these other benefits. We counsel injured workers on how receiving workers’ comp may limit the amount they may be able to receive from other sources. If you have questions about benefits in addition to workers’ compensation, contact our Pittsburgh law firm for a free initial consultation to learn about your options.
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 that workers understand that they may be able to receive benefits from sources other than Pennsylvania workers’ compensation. If you are denied benefits by 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 by 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. We serve western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny, Washington, Butler, Beaver, and Westmoreland counties.