Definition of Temporary Disability Benefits
Temporary disability benefits are given to a worker who has been injured and who is unable to perform their job while they are recovering from their injury. Workers compensation provides temporary disability benefits; Social Security disability does not.
If you have been injured at work at and your injury will not last at least 12 continuous months you do not need to apply for SSDI benefits; you will be automatically denied. Workers' compensation, however, is provided to many workers who are going to be disabled for less than 12 continuous months and need wage loss replacement benefits until they are able to return to full-time employment. Work comp lawyers can help workers who are not able to get adequate compensation from their employer for their injuries.