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Every year in the United States, there are almost 3 million workplace injuries. But, how different is workers’ compensation from social security disability? Workers’ compensation law involves an employee injury at a current job. However, social security disability provides income supplements to people who are physically restricted to work because of a disability.
In the District of Columbia, the law requires every business with one of more employees to provide workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers the cost of medical expenses for injured employees and protects employers from facing lawsuits. Additionally, this coverage also applies to part-time and seasonal employees. When an employee is injured on the job or suddenly develops an occupational disease, workers’ compensation provides both medical and wage loss benefits. While the employee is unable to work, they receive compensation for lost wages equal to two-thirds of their average weekly wage. Workers’ compensation in Washington D.C include:
When applying for social security in Washington D.C., there is a five-step process, called the “sequential evaluation” to make a decision if you are eligible:
Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, we understand that these types of cases can sometimes overlap and be confusing. Moreover, we handle both workers’ compensation and social security disability cases. We can handle your either of these cases in our office. Don’t settle for less. If you would like to see how our attorneys handle these cases, click here to view more. Lastly, call (888) 607-8690 for a free consultation.