Many times an injured worker in PA will be so impaired that he or she may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Contrary to what some injured workers may have thought, you can receive both Pennsylvania workers’ comp benefits and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time (though there is a credit/offset between the two programs).
Though our firm handles only PA workers’ compensation cases, and does not reperesent folks in Social Security Disability matters, we recognize the need for our clients to be informed about Social Security in general.
Some very helpful information can be found at www.disabilitycasereview.com. Though this is not an official government site, and is not run by the Social Security Administration, an injured worker can learn a great deal about the process by reviewing this site.