A disability can make your life a nightmare. Because of your medical condition, you can’t work, or else you can only work part-time for little pay. At the same time, you need medical care – and that costs money. You may go to bed each night wondering how you will pay your bills tomorrow.
If you find yourself in this situation, you should not wait a second to take action. You may have many disability benefits options available to you. Those benefits can change your life for the better. They can cover your medical care and many other basic living expenses.
To learn more, call Marks & Harrison or reach us online today. We can put more than 100 years of experience on your side and the talent, skill and resources it takes to pursue the maximum amount in your disability benefits case. We know how important those benefits are in your life. Above all, we will work hard to pursue those funds for you.
Below is a summary of different types of disability benefits options in Virginia. To discuss your specific case, contact us for a free consultation. With our headquarters in Richmond and nine offices throughout the state, we will give your case immediate attention.
Many Virginia residents with disabilities turn to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for benefits. In some cases, their family members qualify for benefits, too. The SSA offers five different programs:
If the onset of an adult’s disability occurred before age 22, the adult may qualify for benefits if a parent dies or begins receiving disability or retirement benefits.
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be very complicated. Many people must deal with a denied application and need to appeal their case. If you believe the SSA wrongly denied your benefits claim, contact us today for a free case review.
The majority of Virginia employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance. It provides medical benefits that cover all necessary treatment that is related to a work injury or illness. It also provides lost-wage benefits. Depending on the severity of the injury and the affected body part, an injured worker may be eligible for the following:
If you are injured on the job, you should follow these steps to preserve your right to collect workers’ compensation benefits:
The sooner you are able to discuss your case with a lawyer, the better your chances of success will be. Do not discuss your injuries with insurance adjusters or your employer’s attorneys. Anything you say can – and likely will – be used against you.
At Marks & Harrison, we help injured workers to fight for the workers’ compensation benefits that they deserve. Contact us right away if your employer and/or its insurance provider fails to live up to its obligation to provide these benefits.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers special programs for those who are injured while serving in the Armed Forces. These programs apply only to members of the Armed Forces who have suffered service-connected injuries while in the military. To qualify for VA disability compensation, you must:
Unfortunately, the VA often denies disability benefits applications. Don’t take chances with your case. Contact a VA-accredited attorney from Marks & Harrison right away to discuss your case.
Disability benefits are not always mutually exclusive. You may be able to qualify for more than one type. For instance, a person who is injured on the job may suffer a catastrophic and permanent injury that results in a lifelong disability. The person may have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits as well as SSDI benefits. You should work with a law firm that will explore all benefits options available to you and your family and help you to coordinate your benefits as well.
With 10 offices located throughout Virginia, Marks & Harrison makes it easy for you to get the help you need. If you are injured or suffer from a disability, we understand that you have enough on your mind. Let us help you confidently and efficiently navigate your options.
Our consultations are always free, and we never charge upfront fees for our work. Instead, we receive a fee only if we succeed at getting you the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to schedule free and confidential consultation.