I have been out on comp a year and was accepted on ssdi and now retiring but will my pension do anything to my comp check or my possible case for maybe a lump sum settlement. Can l get my pension and still collect my same check from comp without any problems. Thank you Joe
In most states, there are two basic kinds of comp benefits. The first is Temporary Disability, which is meant to be a wage loss benefit, while you are off work and being treated for your injury. The second is Permanent Disability, which is meant to compensate you for the lasting effects you have suffered. If you are getting temporary disability, that would be reduced or eliminated if you retire and collect a pension, because you would not be losing any wages if you weren't injured in a situation where you have voluntarily retired. On the other hand, Permanent Disability, is probably not affected, but that can vary by state. Your best option would be to consult a local workers compensation attorney, who can go over your case, see what you are getting, ask all the right questions, and best advise you of your rights and options. You can search for an attorney on this site, by clicking the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page, and then searching for a workers compensation attorney in your state and local area. Best of luck to you.
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