Can an Injured Worker Receive Both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits and Worker’s Compensation Benefits at the Same Time?

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Yes, under certain conditions. An injured worker must be unable to work for 12 continuous months before they are eligible for SSDI benefits. If the injured worker qualifies for both SSDI and workers’ compensation benefits, the maximum combined benefit is 80% of the injured worker’s highest average monthly wage during […]

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Can I Choose My Own Physician?

Yes.  Injured workers are allowed to see any physician they choose as long as the physician is a network provider and is conveniently located. (RCW 51.36.010(2)(a)).  Sometimes an employer may encourage or direct their employee to see a particular provider, but the worker is not required to see a particular […]

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