When you have sustained a work injury in Virginia, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Despite eligibility, filing a Workers’ Comp claim can sometimes be a challenging process. You may need help from an experienced and knowledgeable Virginia Workers’ Comp lawyer.
However, if you also receive Social Security disability benefits, they may be reduced. This depends on the total amount of those benefits plus your Workers’ Comp benefits.
Reductions are figured by adding up the total amount of benefits for both Social Security and Workers’ Comp. If they are greater than 80% of your average current earnings before you were disabled, then your Social Security disability benefits will be reduced by the excess amount.
Average current earnings are calculated by different formulas. The formula used will depend on each case. The reduction from Social Security disability benefits will continue until the month that your benefits stop or you turn 65 years old, whichever one of these events occurs first.
Contact an Attorney about Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Virginia
When you have difficulties with your Workers’ Compensation claim, a Virginia Workers’ Comp lawyer can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 1-877-755-7744 or 1-804-755-7755.