Even if you do not carry a physically demanding job, you may still get injured during working hours. With this, you may file and qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. But if this does not offer enough financial relief, you may wonder whether you may also file and qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits simultaneously.¬†Continue reading to learn whether a repetitive stress injury qualifies you for SSDI benefits and how an experienced New Jersey SSDI benefits lawyer at The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur can help you receive the maximum financial relief possible.

What is a repetitive stress injury?

In its simplest terms, a repetitive stress injury is a type of condition caused by performing the same motions over and over again. This condition may lead to pain, inflammation, and numbness or tingling in the muscles, tendons, or nerves. The most common sites for this injury are the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and neck.

Of note, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most popularly known type of repetitive stress injury. For example, those working office jobs may get carpal tunnel syndrome in their hands and wrists from the repetitive act of typing on a keyboard over and over again. Or, those working construction jobs may get carpal tunnel syndrome from repeatedly using a hand-held, powered, vibratory tool.

Does a repetitive stress injury qualify me for SSDI benefits?

In short, a repetitive stress injury may constitute SSDI benefits. This is so long as your condition is severe enough that it is difficult to perform your job tasks and thereby impossible to maintain gainful employment. That is, you may be forced to reduce your working hours to minimize your repetitive motions. Or, you may need to undergo surgery in which taking time off from work is necessary.

All in all, you must supplement proof of your conditions’ severity within your benefits application.¬†To further ensure your eligibility for SSDI benefits, you must prove your work history is satisfactory enough.

Can I collect SSDI and workers’ compensation benefits simultaneously?

You likely incurred your repetitive stress injury from performing your required job tasks. With this, you may file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance provider

But say that your condition is severe enough that you must take significant time off from work. What’s more, say that your workers’ compensation benefits are not enough to support your family financially. Well, in this case, you may also file an SSDI benefits claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, you must understand that your SSDI benefits payments may be reduced based on the total workers’ compensation benefits you collect each month.

When in doubt, someone at The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur will look into your case. So please retain the legal services of a skilled New Jersey SSDI benefits lawyer today.