Hello, I am 57 yrs. old LVN nurse and I've been on disability since last Nov. of 2010. It's been 5 months now.
My doctor recommended me that I should apply for permanent disability. Aside from my existing illness asthma, hypertension, diabetes and ortho arthritis, I had a total knee surgery last November of 2010. Since then I was not able to go back to work.
I was told by some of my friends that I should apply for Workmen's compensation because the cause of my knee problem is job related for working 15 years with repetitive walking and standing for longer hours.
As of now, I am receiving disability about 70% of my take home pay from the state of California.
1.Should I go ahead file for workmen's comp.? Or just file for permanent disability
2.If I'll file for workmen's, how much would be my benefits.
3.If I'll file for permanent disability, how much would be my benefits.
Can someone advise me of my situation of what the best thing to do? My concern is the amount of the monthly benefit because my bills does not change. Thanks.