Should I Try to Work?

Experienced Pittsburgh Work Injury Lawyers

Many clients who have suffered an injury at work or who were injured in a serious accident come to us asking: Should I try to work? Individuals seeking workers' compensation benefits or SSD (Social Security Disability) benefits are often worried that going back to work will diminish their ability to obtain such benefits. Every situation is different and that is why it is so important to consult with an experienced attorney.

At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we are more than happy to explain your rights under either the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act or relevant SSD requirements. Our team of highly experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation and SSD attorneys is eager to present you with your best options in moving forward as well as advise you on such important issues like whether you should return to work or not.

For more information and to discuss your questions and concerns with our legal team, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.

Workers' Compensation And SSD: Should I Try To Work?

An understandable concern among both workers' comp and SSD clients is whether a trial work period would jeopardize obtaining benefits. The answer is really dependent upon the specific situation. In some cases, an individual may find that he or she can work again and actually will end up earning more working than seeking benefits. In other cases, the individual discovers he or she in fact cannot work anymore. This only strengthens a case for benefits as it shows an attempt was made. Therefore, in general a trial work period does not have to jeopardize benefits.

Under SSD claims, the claimant must have been disabled for 12 months. However, once the claimant is determined to be disabled, the claimant is entitled to a trial work period of up to nine months without jeopardizing his or her benefits.

Discover How We Can Help You

The insurance companies have their own attorneys, so why shouldn't you? Contact the Pittsburgh law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789. All initial consultations are free and completely confidential.