Found on the Pennsylvanian Department of Labor and Industry website, someone will be considered disabled for the purpose of Social Security disability benefit if they are, “unable to do any substantial work due to (his or her) medical condition”. If a worker has a medical condition that keeps them from sustainable and substantial work for longer than a year, then the worker will be eligible to receive social security disability.
However, if a diagnosis of an essential tremor stems from a work-related injury or environment, a worker may be eligible to receive a “partially disabled” denotation and be awarded accordingly through workers’ compensation. This benefit will trigger after only a week of inability if the tremor is severe enough to affect a worker’s typical job. Money may come in two weeks following the initial report.
If You Can’t Work, It’s Time to Call an Attorney
You or a loved one who is suffering from a work-related essential tremor may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in addition to your Social Security Disability benefits. A workers' comp lawyer would be able to help you apply for every source of relief available to you.
Relief through workers’ compensation or Social Security could include coverage for:
- Treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Transportation costs
- Other associated expenses