Can Workplace Violence Injuries Qualify for SSDI?Texas Legal News
Violent acts have been increasing dramatically across the country. It also is a rapidly rising problem at work too. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health indicates that in 2019 there were 20,870 people who were injured in workplace violence events in the private sector. As a result, there were many days of work missed by those involved.
The majority of victims from the reported 2019 workplace violence events were women. There were 68% of the cases where the victims were female, 65% ranged in age from 25 to 54, and 70% of victims were employed in healthcare and social assistance industries. The number of days away from work to recover from injuries was also significant. A combined 41% of victims had to take time from work with 21% taking at least 31 days or more and 20% needing up to five days to heal.
When it comes to death from workplace violence, there were 453 fatalities in 2018. Of these incidents, the majority were male making up 82% of the victims. People aged 25-54 made up 66% of victims that died, and 47% were white. Sales and protective service industries were highlighted as having the most workplace violence fatalities.
If you were the victim of a workplace violence situation and that has resulted in you being unable to engage in any gainful employment, you may benefit from meeting with a local Social Security Disability attorney. Brad Thomas is a Plano SSDI attorney who understands the complicated SSDI system and can assist you with your claim.
When do Injuries from Workplace Violence Lead to SSDI Benefits?
If you are injured while on the job, you may be able to file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. That is if your employer has coverage. In the state of Texas, it is not mandated that employers carry workers’ compensation insurance.
It is a possibility that if you were injured during a violent encounter at work, you may be able to secure SSDI benefits. This is specifically so if your injuries have rendered you disabled. Also, because your injuries happened at work, it is likely that you have a long enough work history that you will be qualified to file a claim for benefits.
If your condition is expected to last at least a year, meaning you have no ability to engage in any type of gainful employment for at least 12 months, you may have a solid case for SSDI. The best thing to do to learn more about if your condition qualifies for benefits and to have help with filing your claim is to speak with a Dallas SSDI lawyer.
Speak with a Fort Worth SSDI Attorney
Any type of injury or disease condition that prevents a person from being able to work and make a living puts that individual in a difficult position navigating daily life. The Plano injury attorney at Brad Thomas Law Office can work with you to determine what solutions and programs are applicable and that could help. To schedule your free consultation with Brad Thomas, please call (972) 863-2367.