Central Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney
Distinct laws govern injury claims for municipal, state, and other government workers. While these individuals are not typically eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, they are eligible for other means of compensation. With over 40 years of combined experience, the law office of Law Offices of Nicole D Sullivan & Associates, P.C. , has the comprehensive knowledge and dedication to help you pursue full financial recovery. Contact the injury lawyers at Law Offices of Nicole D Sullivan & Associates, P.C., for a free initial consultation.
Injury Compensation for Government Workers
Individuals who work for the school board, the town's clerk office, the department of health, state prisons, or other governmental agency may have multiple sources for recovering compensation following a work-related accident, such as:
- Workers' compensation benefits: City, state, and commonwealth workers are able to seek workers' compensation benefits for injuries that result from any work-related accident. In addition, families of government workers are able to seek survivor benefits under workers' compensation if the death resulted from a work-related accident.
- Accidental disability retirement benefits: Accidental disability retirement benefits are similar to SSDI benefits. However, claiming benefits is often easier. One must simply prove that they are incapable of returning to the exact job they were performing prior to the injury. Benefits are in the form of monthly benefits or lump sum benefits for 72% of the best year of earnings, tax-free.
- Social Security Disability: Government workers are not eligible to file for SSDI benefits. However, if a government worker had a previous occupation in which sufficient funds were paid into the Social Security system, there may be a potential Social Security Disability claim eligibility.
- Other insurance coverage: Such as car insurance disability policies, mortgage disability insurance, long term disability insurance, and other potential sources.
The law office of Law Offices of Nicole D Sullivan & Associates, P.C. continuously receives referrals from attorneys and former clients. The community relies on the experience, personal representation, and commitment of the firm. Because the attorneys handle personal injury, Social Security, and workers' compensation, the firm is able to provide the full service necessary to maximize financial recovery.
Schedule a free consultation by contacting the firm today. We can help explain your rights to you.