How Does A Disability Pension Through My Employer Affect My Workers’ Comp Benefits?
This is a very common scenario. Many times, a public Employee who sustains a work-related injury is entitled to a “Disability Pension” in addition to workers’ compensation benefits under M.G.L. Chapter 152.
A “Public” employee works for a City, Town, State or Municipality. These “Public” employers have pension systems in place, for the benefit of the their employees. These pension systems more often than not, substitute Social Security, although, there are circumstances in which the Employee can receive both. These systems often have pensions for injuries that occur both in the course of employment, such as a slip and fall at work, as well as non-work related injuries, such as if the employee were involved in a car accident on his or her own time.