Can I receive short term or long term disability and workers’ compensation benefits?

A: Probably not.

Workers’ compensation is the “exclusive remedy” – the sole recourse – for benefits. For this reason, most short term and long term disability policies have a specific exclusion for on-the-job injuries. If you do receive short term or long term disability benefits while waiting on your workers’ compensation benefits to be approved, you may have to reimburse the policies for any payments that have been made.


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The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.