Everyone experiences inconvenient injuries in their lives that disrupt their daily routines. However, in some cases injuries can be so intensive or disruptive that the victim is unable to work either temporarily or permanently. Luckily, certain benefits are available from the government to help alleviate the cost of not being able to continue employment for this period of time. This can be extremely helpful in these trying times. It is important to know your options in this situation so that you can receive the benefits you are owed.

According to the website of the Chris Mayo Law Firm, there are two main types of disability social security benefits: long term and short term. These benefits are used under different circumstances but both aim to serve the same purpose- to alleviate the financial difficulties associated with a life altering injury.

Short term disability benefits help to restore a portion of you salary once you have used up all of your sick leave. Benefits will restore most of your salary for a short period of time but will be gradual reduced after a period of time. The implication is that the employee will eventually be able to return to work, once they have recovered from their injury.

Long term disability benefits are generally for more serious injury’s that could result in a permanent disability the alters a persons ability to work. These benefits are meant to alleviate the financial burden associated with such an injury and continue for as long as the injury afflicts the victim.

Everyone deserves assistance in times of great personal difficulty or tragedy. When in a situation in which you experience a life altering injury, it may be advisable to seek legal counsel so that you can be sure you are aware of all of the benefits available to you that can help alleviate the financial burden of your injury.


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