Answered on Apr 19, 2016
You also mentioned that he was receiving the benefits from his former employer, if this is a work condition or even a nonwork condition that was made worse by his work, he could also possibly receive workers compensation benefits. In some cases, if the employee has paid the premiums for the STD program, the employee may be able to recover both STD and WC benefits at the same time. Most of the time there is a credit, but the does happen. Often times insurers/employers will push employees to file for STD to avoid responsibility for WC benefits. You should talk to an attorney about all of this to be sure, WC attorneys generally will review/consult for free and handle these types of cases on a contingent basis.