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Since you have a workers compensation attorney you should direct all your question to that attorney. If you are not receiving that information request an immediate face to face meeting to discuss all your questions & concerns. It would not be proper to second guess your attorney since that attorney is familiar with the facts of your injury & disability. Good luck
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.
In all cases, you have to prove you sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of employment. Once you prove that you have to prove that you're entitled to payments and medical treatment. You and your attorney should discuss how to prove these things. As for social security, that's separate from workers comp and you can appeal.