Compensation as part of a personal injury lawsuit should not have any effect on your Social Security disability application. In fact, pursuing the two together may help you:
If you can prove to the SSA that you have a disabling injury preventing you from working, it will speak volumes in your personal injury case about the legitimacy of your injury and its consequences – like loss of income and quality of life.
Ideally, you can receive compensation in a personal injury case to help cover your medical bills, necessary repairs, and other related costs while Social Security disability benefits help you deal with long-term loss of income and the lifetime of uncertainties that can occur with a debilitating injury.
Our attorneys are experienced with both SSDI and personal injury law. We can help you figure out your options in pursing both.
If you have been injured due to someone else’s error, contact us to talk with a lawyer for free.