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Federal laws exist to ensure that people with disabilities are afforded the same rights, protections, and opportunities as those without. Equality for people with disabilities is considered a civil right. When an academic facility, employer, healthcare center, or other organization fails to abide by federal disability laws, the disabled person in question may take legal action to correct the violation and seek compensation for resulting damages.
Similarly, when someone develops a disability as a result of a workplace injury or health condition, they can seek compensation via Social Security disability benefits and/or long-term disability insurance. Social Security disability and long-term disability insurance serve much the same purpose and go hand-in-hand.
Social Security Disability Benefits. In a successful Social Security disability claim, the disabled party can begin receiving the benefits they otherwise have received after retirement, generally including a monthly benefit check, and eventually qualification for Medicare.
Long-Term Disability Insurance Benefits. Long-term disability insurance exists to help pay for medical bills and lost wages after someone develops a long-term disability. Some occupations put workers at higher risk of injuries that could lead to a long-term disability; for workers in these occupations, it is recommended to invest in long-term disability insurance protection for themself and their family.
Veteran (VA) Disability Benefits. VA disability compensation offers a tax-free monthly payment to Veterans who were sick or injured during military service and continue to experience lasting or permanent damages as a result of that sickness or injury. This benefit can be applied for with the assistance of a VA attorney.
if you or a loved one have suffered from one of these violations, it’s important to learn about your options for recovery by hiring a qualified and experienced disability lawyer.
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