Answered on Nov 19, 2015
Usually with employment related injuries, you look at an all of the above type of approach and see where you can get the best result. You should also think about the fact that, if you had an injury that work was a major factor in causing (over time or directly) or if you have a nonwork condition that became worse because of work – you may also have a workers compensation claim. You should consult with a WC attorney if that is an issue, the consults are generally free for people practicing in that area. The STD would reduce you WC payments if you received them, but you still may get more doing both approaches rather than just STD depending on the circumstances. Good luck.