Qualifying For Disability Benefits

Workers' compensation serves as a safety net for those who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. If you are unable to return to work, you may be entitled to disability benefits.

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At Briles Law Group, in Irvine, we can help you assess your options for pursuing disability benefits through workers' compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance. Give us a call today at 877-926-1937 to arrange a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

How We Advocate For You

We know what evidence to collect and what questions to ask to maximize your financial recovery. Our attorneys will build a strong case based on important inquiries such as:

  • What is the extent of your impairments?
  • Would you be able to work in another job or field?
  • How long is your disability expected to last?

Drawing on nearly two decades of legal experience, our lawyers will go the extra mile to help you obtain a full and fair recovery in your workers' compensation claim. You can also count on us to connect you with trusted medical professionals.

What Types Of Benefits Are There?

As a type of workers' compensation benefits, disability benefits are available for any employment-related medical condition that impairs your ability to work. The exact amount you receive depends on the nature and extent of your medical limitations.

The scope of your medical condition — and its impact on your ability to earn a living — will also factor into the type of disability benefits you receive. In California, these benefits fall under two broad categories.

  • Temporary disability benefits are available for injuries or impairments that are not expected to be permanent. These benefits may be either total (if you cannot work at all) or partial (if you can do some work).
  • Permanent disability benefits may be an option if you are no longer able to work at your current earning capacity. Generally, these benefits are partial, but they may be total if you are unable to earn a living at all.

At Briles & Associates, your well-being is our priority.

To learn more about qualifying for disability benefits, call our office or complete the online form. Based in Irvine, with an additional office in San Jose, we can travel anywhere in California to meet with you. Se habla español.