Social Security Disability and Worker’s Compensation
Serving all of California
Disabled individuals who have been injured at work may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits as well as Social Security Disability Benefits.
Generally, a person injured in a work accident will be put on temporary workers compensation benefits and begin medical treatment. If the injury is so severe that the injured worker cannot return to his/her past job or any type of work, a Social Security Disability Claim may be filed.
One advantage of getting medical treatment under the workers compensation system is that the treating doctor will prepare a permanent and stationary report when the claimant’s disability has reached a point where it is not getting any better or any worse. This type of report can be very helpful in preparing and presenting a Social Security Disability claim.
When there is a pending Worker’s Compensation claim and Social Security Disability Claim, there must be careful coordination between the attorney handling the worker’s compensation case and the Social Security Disability attorney.