Do You Need a Short-Term Disability Benefits Attorney?
If you develop a temporary physical or mental disability while employed, you may be entitled to short-term disability leave, under federal law. The Americans with Disabilities Act offers protections to individuals with legal disabilities that hinder their ability to perform work or handle other major activities of daily life, including walking, standing, learning and reading. The Social Security Administration does not pay benefits for short-term disability, but some public and private employers do.
The Social Security Disability benefits lawyers at Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.A., have helped disabled individuals in Florida obtain short-term disability benefits, Social Security disability and other types of disability benefits for 30 years. Whether you are in Tampa, Holiday, Miami, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Naples or Bonita Springs, one of our Florida short-term disability benefits attorneys is ready to answer your questions. Contact a Florida SSD and SSI benefits lawyer at Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.A., toll free at 888-861-7757, or use our online contact form. We offer an initial consultation free of charge. We offer a free initial consultation.“
If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a short-term impairment, it’s important to understand your options and legal rights.”
What You Need to Know About Short-Term Disability
Florida does not require that workers receive short-term disability pay during a temporary absence from work. Some businesses and employers in Florida have short-term disability insurance policies that pay workers a portion of their salary if they have to take short-term disability because of an injury or illness. But paid short-term disability is not required. A short-term disability may be a diagnosed as a psychological impairment, or a medically recognizable physical injury such as a back injury, stroke, heart attack, broken bones or certain diseases that make it difficult for a person to function.
Under the federal American Family and Medical Leave Act, you may be eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work without risking the loss of your job, if you have a health condition that causes a short-term disability or you need to care for an ill spouse or relative. FMLA applies to employees of public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools and private companies which have 50 or more employees. Social Security does not provide short-term disability assistance.
A disabled worker may qualify for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) if their disability is estimated to prevent them from working for at least 12 months. But Social Security has strict rules about what qualifies as a disability.
How Can I Afford to Hire a Short-Term Disability Benefits Lawyer?
During an initial consultation, which is free, we will review the specifics of your accident and discuss your legal options. If we determine that we can handle your case, we will represent you on a contingent fee basis. You will not be charged for legal fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you through a settlement or court award. At that time, the fee for our legal representation will come from a percentage of the final award.
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