This is a question that appears more and more these days. I have clients who as a result of their workers compensation injuries, they qualify and start receiving social security disability benefits. They get them both at the same time. Once the workers compensation claim is resolved, the social security disability benefits increase slightly.
Recently, I had a client who was receiving social security disability prior to her work related injury. As you can imagine, she was concerned that she would have her benefits either lowered or completely stopped. It is possible that they will lower the social security disability benefits, but they will likely increase once you are have resolved the workers compensation claim.
If you are seriously injured on the job, and are concerned about your legal rights, call my office at 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta, the consultation is free.