Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarification
This is an unfortunate situation, you should consider first retaining a workers compensation attorney to help you obtain benefits,
in terms of disability, you would need to have a permanent medical condition, that is severe enough that you cannot work for a minimum of one year,
Disability" under Social Security is based on your inability to work. We consider you disabled under Social Security rules if:
This is a strict definition of disability.
Another option for you is to ask for FMLA leave,
by doing this, you can have up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave,
and during this time you could try to qualify for disability,
to be able to qualify you would need medical evidence showing your medical condition is severe enough to make you qualify,
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).