I applied for SSDI after being on W/C for 3 years. I was denied and I'm appealing the SSDI decision. Atty. told me it would take about 8 months to get a hearing before an ALJ. The I/C has a mediation settlement hearing scheduled next month. Will a W/C settlement be affected by my applying for SSDI? I have read that settlements do have an impact on people already receiving SSDI, but was wondering if that's the case with people not yet receiving SSDI.