Re: YES you can collect SSD and Workers Comp At The Same Time
I feel like I will get screwed somehow. My injury is occupational. A torn tendon in my elbow from typing while my elbow rested on a side desk. Pain started in 2005. So over 3 years now. It needs surgery but no one will pay for it. So I went to a lawyer. Claim will be 3 years old in July 2008. I don't even work there anymore because I had to take a disability retirement because of my back surgery/fusion pain. I filed for SS in March 2007 and are going through an appeal now. After running around to the workman comp doctors, I feel like I will finally get a settlement and then the attorney will get whatever the judge orders. So after all these years I will get a tiny amount. Then maybe I will win my appeal with SS and then get that lowered because of the workman comp. Somehow I feel like I will get screwed somewhere. Although the attorney said there is a separate fund where money can get pulled from. Who knows. In any case, I would like to have one of the claims settled. What if I get a lump sum settlement from workman comp and then win my SS appeal? Would SS still be reduced? I also get a pension from the State. I wonder if that will affect anything. Thanks for any input.
Last edited by hessie28; 04-29-2008 at 03:48 PM.