If you sustain an injury on the job and are unable to continue working or performing your work duties in the same capacity, you may be eligible to file for workers’ compensation. Filing for workers’ compensation can be a challenging process and it is helpful to retain an Oklahoma attorney to ensure you cover all of your bases. Beyond seeking benefits from workers’ compensation, you may also be able to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits as well. Individuals who have been severely injured or become ill from a work-related scenario that is thus preventing them from returning to work for a long period of time may be eligible for SSD benefits and workers’ compensation. Our attorneys at Atkins & Markoff have extensive experience working these types of cases and also have a deep understanding of Oklahoma’s laws regarding workers’ compensation and SSD benefits. If you find yourself in a situation where you may be eligible for these types of benefits, contact Atkins & Markoff today so we can help you obtain the disability benefits and workers’ compensation you deserve and need.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
Following are the four different types of disability compensation that individuals may be able to receive:: temporary partial disability, permanent partial disability, temporary total disability, and permanent total disability. Temporary disability refers to situations where the individual will be able to return to work eventually. On the other hand, permanent disability is in place for individuals who are not expected to be able to return to work at any point. Partial disability is designed for individuals who are still able to work in some capacity, though not on the same level as before the accident. Lastly, total disability means that the individual in question will not be able to return to work in any capacity at any time.
Contact Atkins & Markoff Today
Located in Oklahoma City, Atkins & Markoff is a law firm with more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We are committed to assisting individuals who have suffered an injury from a workplace accident that has hindered their ability to work. We have successfully represented numerous individuals and helped them obtain the disability or workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. We understand Oklahoma law regarding both workers’ comp and SSD benefits, and we will work hard to fight your case and ensure you are taken care of. To set up a free consultation and get started with one of our attorneys today, give us a call!