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Is an employee paid more by the Work Comp carrier when they

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Is an employee paid more by the Work Comp carrier when they are off work for a Worker's comp injury than they would by paid by SDI State Disability Benefits?

My name isXXXXX am a licensed attorney, and my goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

An employee only receives 55 percent of his or her earnings while on social security disability.

A comparison cannot possibly be made without knowing the injury type, since if someone were paralyzed at work they would receive significantly more than someone who sprained an ankle and cannot walk temporarily. The percentage of disability and permanence of the disability are very significant.

Also, the two are mutually exclusive. SDI is only for injuries that occur OUTSIDE of work (or unrelated to work). And workers' compensation is for injuries that occurred while working or due to a work environment (stress, etc.).

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