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Short- And Long-Term Disability

Although unfortunate, those who are injured on or off the job are not always able to return to work. These situations can turn a workers’ compensation case into a claim for short-term disability, long-term disability or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Trust your case to the North Carolina attorneys at Parker & Frey PLLC. From our offices in Dunn and Fayetteville, we are able to serve clients throughout the state with matters pertaining to workers’ compensation, SSD and personal injury claims.

Experienced Representation For Disability Claims

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to apply for either short-term disability benefits or long-term disability benefits.

  • Short-term disability — This is typically for a disability that lasts from six months to a year. Short-term disability is not provided through the Social Security Administration, SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but is instead offered as an alternative to long-term workers’ compensation from your employer.
  • Long-term disability — For more permanent disabilities that will last more than a year. Disability payments do not replace your salary, but provide a percentage of your wages as a buffer.

These claims may overlap with an SSD claim, workers’ compensation or other areas of the law. They may also involve specific union rules, retirement considerations or spousal survival needs, as well as military TRICARE for veterans. Our firm has been handling claims since 1986, so we have the experience necessary to assist with even the most complex matters.

Obtain A Free Case Evaluation

If you are confused regarding your short- and long-term disability options, the experienced lawyers at Parker & Frey PLLC can help. Call or send an email using the online form for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.