I slipped on ice and broke my fibula while on ssdi. Can i still collect for damages?

Asked over 1 year ago - Worcester, MA

i know i can collect for medical, but of course I have no lost wages.

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  1. S. David Rosenthal Esquire

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    Answered . If your question is whether receiving money damages will affect your eligibility for SSDI, the answer is no. Receiving money can affect your eligibility for SSI, which is needs based.

    Good luck.

  2. Kenneth Lee LaBore

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    Answered . You may still have a personal injury claim and a claim for your related medical bills. I would speak in person with a local personal injury attorney. You can find one on AVVO.

    Good luck.

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  3. Andrew Daniel Myers

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    Answered . Slip and fall on ice cases involve a number of issues to be dealt with long before the can I collect issue. You should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in the Worcester area, there are a number. The fact that you have a fractured fibula indicates you should at least look into the issues further.

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  4. Sagi Shaked

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    Answered . If you can prove your case, you can collect damages even if your on ssdi

  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Yes, but you would want to retain a personal injury lawyer to handle this, because if you try to resolve this yourself, you will likely sabotage your good claim and get a tiny nuisance settlement at best. Find a lawyer with a low contingency fee, less than 30%, so you get the lion’s share of the settlement, not your lawyer. Thus, don’t get hurt twice by paying a huge fee. Good luck.

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  6. Henry Lebensbaum

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    Answered . Your question is incomplete


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  7. Jeffrey Mark Adams

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    Answered . Contact local and qualified personal injury counsel. Do not speak with any insurance company.

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  8. Kenneth P Doherty

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    Answered . As far as ssdi, you can still make a claim. Whether or not you will be successful depends on a number of additional facts. Speak to an attorney before its too late. good luck.

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  9. David McCormack

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    Answered . It sounds as though you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine whether or not you have a claim.

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