Pennsylvania Short-Term Disability Lawyers
People tend to take their health and physical well-being for granted until they become ill or injured. Most injuries and illnesses are relatively minor, at most requiring an individual to spend a few days recovering. However, in some instances, they may be more serious, resulting in significant time being spent away from work. Depending on the duration of the injury or illness, a worker in this position may be eligible to receive short-term disability benefits through their employer.
If you or someone you know is sick or injured and cannot work, short-term disability benefits can help provide you with the financial assistance you need while you recover. Contact the Pennsylvania disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at to speak with a qualified legal professional about the details of your case and learn more about how you can get the financial compensation you need.
Short-Term Disability Benefits
There are a number of different things that an individual who is considering applying for short-term disability benefits should keep in mind, including:
- Eligibility for short-term disability benefits typically begins between 0 and 14 days after the injury occurs or illness begins
- Payments are typically in the amount of 40 to 65 percent of the employee’s income
- Short-term disability benefits are only available for a limited time period, the maximum amount usually being no longer than 2 years.
Unfortunately, even if you do meet the criteria for short-term disability benefits, it may be difficult to successfully apply for and receive these benefits. Therefore, it may be necessary to seek legal representation.
If you have suffered an injury or illness that has kept you from working, we can help you to obtain the benefits you need. Contact the Pennsylvania injury attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling today.