This is not a Social Security question but rather a tort question. Contact a lawyer and let him know whatever evidence you may have. You may have a case against John the builder. Contact an attorney in your area.
If your injury prevents you from full time employment then you can look into social security. Otherwise this would be better asked of a contract, tort, and/or employment law attorney here on Avvo or elsewhere.
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I agree with Mr. Lassen that there is information missing. However, I think your fact pattern is going to be too complex to address this way. You should contact a lawyer who has experience in employment law and discrimination.
Let me also add that I think it is commendable that you are trying to overcome a disability.
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I'm not sure what your question is. It sounds like you may have a workers' compensation claim since you talk about a settlement. You may be eligible for SSD since you posted in this section, but if you have been working this suggests that you are not disabled as defined by SSA. You mention that you had a lawyer, so I would suggest that you sit down with them as they should know what is going on. If not, try to find a local lawyer for a free consult. FYI, watch out for Statutes of Limitations (S/L). These depend on the facts of your WC and your "date last insured" re: your SSD claim, do don't delay in getting that consult. Best of luck to you!
Sorry, but do not understand your question. Maybe you should try to re-post your question in a more simple & direct manner. Sorry to hear of your injury & related employment problems.
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.