When a person suffers a serious illness or a disabling injury, they lose more than just their ability to enjoy life to the fullest; they also lose their ability to earn an income and provide for themselves and their families. This can be both stressful and economically devastating for an individual, raising questions about the future, quality of life, and options available.
At the office of the Alliance Law Group, our Tacoma Social Security disability and Labor & Industries attorneys know how much you have at stake. If you are suffering from a disabling condition and are in need of benefits, we want to help you.
Social Security Disability Benefits
When you are suffering from a disabling injury or health condition and the disability precludes you from being able to work and earn an income, you may be able to seek financial benefits in the form of Social Security disability payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains two types of disability benefit programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSI benefits are for those who are of limited income and resources and are disabled, and SSDI benefits are for disabled workers who have earned work credits during their working years.
Our Social Security disability lawyers in Tacoma will not only help you to understand the two types of benefit programs and which one you may qualify for but also assist you in completing and submitting your application for disability benefits. In the event that your claim is denied, we will manage the appeal on your behalf, providing you with quality representation throughout the process.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
For those who are injured while performing a work-related task, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in addition to Social Security Disability Insurance. In Washington, workers’ compensation insurance is designed to provide workers who are injured on the job with reimbursement for:
- Medical expenses,
- Prescription medications,
- Lost wages,
- Travel expenses, and
- Disabilities suffered.
These claims are handled via the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Unfortunately, much like how our Tacoma Social Security disability lawyers handle SSD claims, workers’ compensation claims are not always approved when they should be, and injured workers are not always offered the benefits that they deserve. In order to protect your right to compensation, get our experienced law firm on your side.
Work with a Qualified Social Security Disability and Labor & Industries Attorney
A serious injury or a disabling health condition can change the course of your life, sometimes affecting your ability to work and earn an income permanently. If you have suffered an injury and you need Social Security disability benefits, workers’ compensation benefits, or both in order to support yourself and pay for your medical care, cost of living expenses, and more, our law firm can help.
At the Alliance Law Group, our Tacoma Social Security disability and Labor & Industries lawyers have years of experience filing claims on clients’ behalf, negotiating settlements, appealing denied claims, and aggressively advocating for our clients’ rights. Please schedule your free consultation with our law firm today to learn more about how we can help you.