The combination of a work injury and a Social Security Disability filing makes for a complicated situation.
A workers’ compensation award or settlement has the potential to reduce or wipe out your Social Security Disability benefits if you are not careful.
This may result because the Federal Government has written the law in such a way as to offset disability benefits when you receive Workers’ Compensation.
The government allows you to write settlement contracts in a way that is favorable to you. However, you must follow the rules or you will be penalized.
Do not settle a Workers’ Compensation claim without it being examined thoroughly by an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.
Questions about your Work Injury case and Social Security Disability claim? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury and Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.