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Workers Compensation Employer Requirements
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 30, 2013

The guidelines for Social Security Disability (SSD) define three “exertional levels” of work activity or “Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)”: sedentary, light, and medium. Any new SSD applicant will be assigned to one of these three categories: “Medium” work – the ability to walk or stand for 6 hours of an 8-hour day and the ability to lift 25 pounds frequently and…Read More

Dog Bites And Recovering For Damages
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 27, 2013

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 4 million Americans are bitten or otherwise injured by dogs. If not treated properly and immediately, dog bites can result in nerve injuries, physical disfigurement, and a range of diseases. Trauma is also a frequent consequence. And sadly, children from the ages of five to nine are the most…Read More

Depression And SSD Benefits
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 25, 2013

By law, SSDI benefits are available to workers suffering from disabling psychological conditions as well as those suffering from disabling physical conditions. Obviously, however, it’s more difficult to prove a psychological disability than a physical illness. Early symptoms are not likely to be accurately assessed, and the extent of any psychological condition may be tricky to determine. Disability claims examiners…Read More

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS IF I RETURN TO WORK?
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 23, 2013

It’s a simple statistical fact. Most first-time applicants for SSDI will be rejected. The odds for receiving approved benefits increase significantly for those with the patience and resources to appeal. A hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) is where an applicant has the best chance to be awarded disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly benefits to…Read More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Social Security Disability
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 18, 2013

According to Wikipedia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) “is a median entrapment neuropathy that causes paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel.” In other words, CTS hurts, and CTS pain usually radiates from the palm or the wrist. CTS is not fully understood. It…Read More

Nursing Home Abuse In California
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 9, 2013

In the Los Angeles area and throughout California, multitudes rely on nursing home facilities to care for their elderly loved ones. And eventually, many regret that decision. Many of these precious elderly family members wind up as victims of abuse or outright mistreatment in a nursing home. Insufficient staff training and understaffing are historically the root causes of most nursing…Read More

Depression And SSD Benefits
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 7, 2013

Depression is possibly the top cause of disability in the United States, but it’s extremely difficult to prove to the Social Security Administration. If you lost your arms and legs in an accident, you’d likely be approved for SSD, but if you lost your family and suffered depression as a result, your fight for SSD benefits might be much tougher.…Read More

How To Survive Before SSD Arrives
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 4, 2013

The number of people riding bicycles is on the upswing, but that growth isn’t necessarily due to leisure bike riding. Since the economic recession that started in 2007-2008, more of us are riding bicycles as a primary method of transportation. More bicycles are on city streets, so more mishaps now involve bikes. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA)…Read More

Temporary Disability From Workers Compensation
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 2, 2013

Social Security Disability (SSD) provides monthly financial assistance to the disabled. The program is managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Only people who have a disability and who meet precise medical criteria may qualify for benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance pays only if you are “insured,” meaning that you have worked and paid Social Security taxes long enough –…Read More

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS IF I RETURN TO WORK
  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: August 30, 2013

The amount of monetary compensation that the victims of job-related injuries can recover is usually restricted by the workers’ compensation system. Workers’ compensation was originally created to cover the needs and expenses of workers during periods of job-related injury and recovery. Although your employer probably “covers” your work-related injuries, workers’ compensation payments may not in fact cover all of your…Read More

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