If a person becomes injured on the job it is common to file a workers’ compensation claim to legally receive financial benefits during the time of injury or healing.
Depending upon the nature of the injury and severity of the disability, the workers’ compensation may be spread out or paid as a lump sum.
However, if someone has a permanent disability, they may be eligible for social security benefits.
If you are receiving both workers’ compensation and social security disability benefits, you should be aware that your social security benefits might be offset.
State law governs workers’ compensation, whereas social security is a federally governed program.
Though you can legally receive both social security and workers’ compensation, you will find that there are limitations to how much you can collect.
There are many issues, questions, and concerns that you might have. An attorney can advise you on these issues which are complex,