Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded federal insurance program of the United States government. It is managed by the Social Security Administration and designed to provide income to people who are unable to work full time.
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You sustained a work injury and disability and you’re receiving workers compensation. You get a letter from your employer’s insurance company saying you have to see an independent doctor. What do you need to know, and what should you do? Most of my lessons in this article apply to anyone who must be examined by an “independent physician” for any type of legal matter.
We’ve discussed in another video that you can’t sue your employer for work injury, you can only workers’ compensation from your employer. What other benefits are available to injured workers other than workers’ compensation (WC)?
Well, just because you can’t sue your employer doesn’t mean you can’t sue someone else who’s responsible for causing your work injury. Let’s go review some common targets for lawsuits of a work injury.
First, a landlord. The owner of your place of employment might be different from your employer, and therefore, that landowner wouldn’t have immunity. If your injury is caused by a dangerous condition of the property, and the landlord knew, or should have known of this danger, then the landlord is a target.