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Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Common Reasons the VA will Deny Your Claim

    Common Reasons the VA will Deny Your Claim
    When applying for VA disability benefits, it may seem as if all odds are against you. However, normally the VA will not deny claims to be malicious. It is important for veterans to be aware of the common reasons as to why their claims may…
  • Aug 17

    Video Blog – SS Hearing Level – Time Frame

    Video Blog – SS Hearing Level – Time Frame
    Natalia Jofre: Hello and welcome to the Hill & Ponton Disability Blog. I’m Natalia Jofre, the social security director for our office. Shelly Mark: I am Shelly Mark, I’m the senior social security attorney with our firm.…
  • Aug 16

    How to Pursue an Increased Rating

    How to Pursue an Increased Rating
    Once a decision is issued, you have a year to file an appeal.  We urge everyone to use that option while it is available to you.  After the appeal period elapses, you can continue your case but the earliest effective date is no…
Rank this Week: 363

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
Rank this Week: 365

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do You Do After Your Long Term Disability Insurance Policy Has Been Denied?

    What Do You Do After Your Long Term Disability Insurance Policy Has Been Denied?
    Disability insurance policy holders that have been denied benefits have to act expeditiously to reverse their denial. There are two types of LTD policies – ERISA – purchased through your employer or an Individual disability…
  • Jun 23

    What Can You do If There is a Delay in Receiving Your Disability Payments?

    What Can You do If There is a Delay in Receiving Your Disability Payments?
    A delay in benefits is a very serious problem in the world of disability insurance benefits. Often the insurance companies delay payments, because they can. The disability insurance attorneys at Dell & Schaefer cut through the clutter and…
  • May 30

    Louisiana Court Grants Aetna’s Unopposed Summary Judgment Motion

    Louisiana Court Grants Aetna’s Unopposed Summary Judgment Motion
    Davis v. Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna) involves a case where a plaintiff filed an ERISA lawsuit against Aetna alleging that she should receive long-term disability benefits under her employee benefit plan. As it turns out, there was no…
Rank this Week: 503

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Aug 18

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live. On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you will be able to see it. Even though the…
  • Aug 18

    4 Things You Need to Know About Background Check

    4 Things You Need to Know About Background Check
    Background checks can sound a little ominous, especially if you haven’t ever had one before. In reality, they are nothing more than a routine part of most jobs, designed to protect the company or landlord and make sure that you will be…
  • Aug 17

    8 Dangerous Driving Habit

    8 Dangerous Driving Habit
    We do it almost every day. We unlock our cars, get behind the wheel, turn the key in the ignition and we’re on our way to school, work or some other destination. Driving is so routine, it’s easy to forget just how dangerous it…
Rank this Week: 552

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?
    A medical diagnosis and medical records are needed to inform the insurance company of your medical condition. Just as important is documentation from your doctor to communicate the extent of your condition. In this video, attorney Gregory…
  • Jun 23

    Is Hiring a Long Term Disability Attorney Going to Raise a Red Flag?

    Is Hiring a Long Term Disability Attorney Going to Raise a Red Flag?
    An experienced disability insurance attorney will work effectively with an insurance company to get them the documentation they are entitled to. Just because an insurance company has requested a document doesn’t mean they are entitled…
  • Oct 12

    Florida Court Upholds Aetna's Denial of Long Term Disability Benefits to Fed-ex Employee

    Florida Court Upholds Aetna's Denial of Long Term Disability Benefits to Fed-ex Employee
    Florida court finds Aetna's denial of long term disability benefits was supported by the medical record which showed plaintiff could work in a sedentary job.
Rank this Week: 514

New York Social Security…

New York Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New York social security disability and long-term disability law. By Insler & Hermann, LLP.

http://www.newyorksocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 692

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Lincoln National Settles Disability Lawsuit

    Lincoln National Settles Disability Lawsuit
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff, William M., recently filed a federal lawsuit against Lincoln National Life Insurance Agency (“Lincoln”).   Lincoln is an Indiana corporation with its main headquarters in Omaha,…
  • Jul 19

    HARTFORD AGREES TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT

    HARTFORD AGREES TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT
    The O’Ryan Law Firm recently represented a former employee of Trinity Health, in South Bend, in a lawsuit against Hartford Insurance Company.  Plaintiff worked for Trinity Health as a Food Service Manager for 24 years when she was…
  • Jun 13

    Purdue Employee Sues Cigna

    Purdue Employee Sues Cigna
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of a former employee of Purdue University recently filed a lawsuit against Cigna for wrongfully denying the former Purdue employee’s disability claim.  The plaintiff had was a long time employee of…
Rank this Week: 985

Personal Injury and Social…

Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Blog

Information for injured persons and Social Security disability claimants in Texas. By Robert A. Kraft

http://www.injury-and-disability.com/
  • Aug 13

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com
    Beginning today I am discontinuing this blog, after seven years — since April 2005. I started another injury blog at about the same time, and my original plan was to discuss different topics on the two blogs. Over time, the content became…
  • Aug 10

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I've seen plenty of five-piece bands, and I've seen even more pianists. But until now I've never seen five guys play one piano — and actually make pretty good music.
  • Aug 9

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!
    Here's one from the "life is stranger than fiction" department. This is the full story reported by Mashable.com: In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, a Texas college student drove off a cliff while…
Rank this Week: 916

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

Covers the Social Security disability process and strategies for winning cases. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

https://www.ssdanswers.com
  • Aug 18

    Why You Need an Elevator Speech for Your Social Security Disability Claim

    Why You Need an Elevator Speech for Your Social Security Disability Claim
    I want to explain why you need an “elevator speech” for your Social Security disability case. If you are not familiar with the term elevator speech, it comes from the world of job search. Imagine that you are in need of a job and…
  • Jul 25

    Military Vet Approved for VA Disability, But Denied Social Security Disability

    Military Vet Approved for VA Disability, But Denied Social Security Disability
    WXIA TV in Atlanta recently ran a story about a 53 year old U.S. Navy veteran who was approved for VA benefits but denied for Social Security.  Retired Navy vet Daniel Norfleat from Covington, Georgia was deemed 90% disabled and…
  • May 15

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?
    Can you get more money from Social Security disability if your physical or mental health condition takes a turn for the worse after you are approved for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is “no.” The…
Rank this Week: 1079

The Law Offices of Bemis, Roach &…

The Law Offices of Bemis, Roach & Reed Blog

Covers social security disability and long-term disability law.

https://brrlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    What is the Social Security Disability Redetermination review?

    What is the Social Security Disability Redetermination review?
      If you are on Social Security Disability you will eventually have to go through the Redetermination process. The Social Security Administration will periodically examine aspects of your life to determine whether or not you still…
  • Aug 11

    What is an SSDI Continuing Disability Review or CDR?

    What is an SSDI Continuing Disability Review or CDR?
      If you are receiving SS disability benefits you will be the subject of a Continuing Disability Review. You need to understand what it is and how to prepare for it. A Continuing Disability Review or CDR is a routine
  • Aug 7

    Macular Degeneration and qualifying for Disability Benefit

    Macular Degeneration and qualifying for Disability Benefit
      Can I qualify for disability benefits if I am suffering from Macular Degeneration? If you are suffering from Macular Degeneration you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has specific…
Rank this Week: 1294

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 17

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.
    A decision from the Western District of Texas should remind landlords that the world of FHA litigation is unforgiving and expensive, so the best thing is to get it right the first time. Reading it has prompted us to re-offer our webinar on…
  • Aug 6

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51
    DOJ’s recent decision to put regulations concerning the internet and the ADA on indefinite hold has important implications for business, but not all of them are good.* It seems likely this move was prompted by executive orders from…
  • Jul 26

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA
    In some ways the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Kalani v. Starbucks Coffee Co., 2017 WL 2813864, at *1 (9th Cir. June 28, 2017) is one of the saddest in the long history of ADA litigation. Robert Kalani was a mild kind of serial…
Rank this Week: 1173

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability
    Sadly, this is not "fakenews". It comes from the Trump Administration's Office of Management and Budget's director, Mick Mulvaney. 1. "The budget will call for a $72 billion cut over 10 years to the Social Security…
  • May 23

    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens?

    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens?
    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens? Every once in a while, this question comes up. The answer is No, and that's because you get the max benefit you are entitled to when you are approved. For SSI, this is a set…
  • May 23

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?
    Yes, the rules that govern most decisions are a little easier if you are at least 50 years old. However, individuals under 50 can also be approved provided their medical evidence satisfies the requirements of Social Security Disability and…
Rank this Week: 1086

Veterans' Disability Blog

Veterans' Disability Blog

Covers veterans benefits topics for disabled veterans in Colorado. By Spencer & Spencer, P.C.

http://2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jun 18

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?
    Q: I was awarded a 10% disability in March 1910. I appealed it and they received the appeal on May 28th, 2010. It has been over 2 years since I have had any response. Is this normal? A: Two years with no response from the VA on a claim for…
Rank this Week: 1056

The Education Rights Blawg

The Education Rights Blawg

Covers your child’s rights and keeps you up-to-date on legal developments in the fields of school and special education law. By Fabisch Law, L.L.C.

http://educationrights.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1049

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie
    Young families are busy!  They are often raising young children and at the beginning stages of their careers. When it comes to estate planning for families in Virginia, it is often at the bottom of their priority list – if it is…
  • Aug 15

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase
    On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The Senior’s National Park Pass Life-Time pass fee is…
  • Aug 9

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need
    When your child reaches age 18, he or she is an adult and has all of the legal rights and responsibilities that comes along with that.  He or she can legally enter into contracts and make decisions related to critical issues such as…
Rank this Week: 1477

Arkansas Personal Injury,…

Arkansas Personal Injury, Disability and Workers' Compensation Law Blog

By Ken Kieklak.

http://www.kieklaklawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    How Long Does a Workers’ Comp. Claim Take in Arkansas?

    How Long Does a Workers’ Comp. Claim Take in Arkansas?
    Workers’ compensation claims exist to help injured workers get medical treatment and continue getting paid while they recover from workplace injuries. If you’re injured, you need medical care now. However, the workers’…
  • Aug 14

    How to Report a Car Accident in Arkansa

    How to Report a Car Accident in Arkansa
    If you were just in a car accident in Arkansas, you might need to file a police report. Whether you’ll be using insurance or filing a lawsuit for your injuries, a police report is a vital part of ensuring you can prove your accident…
  • Aug 10

    Determining Work Injury Settlements in Arkansa

    Determining Work Injury Settlements in Arkansa
    If you were injured at work or suffer from a work-related condition, you might be entitled to compensation. This can come in one of two forms, in most cases: either you file for workers’ compensation, or you sue your employer. The…
Rank this Week: 1425

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information. By Quadrino Schwartz.

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Filing in Federal or State Court? The Answer May Significantly Affect Your Case

    Filing in Federal or State Court? The Answer May Significantly Affect Your Case
    When suing for long-term disability benefits, an important choice for your lawyer is whether to file the lawsuit in federal court or state court. New York State provides an interesting contrast for the purpose of evaluating this choice: Jury…
  • Jul 31

    Insurance Companies Beware of Bad Faith Denials of Claims in the State of Washington

    Insurance Companies Beware of Bad Faith Denials of Claims in the State of Washington
    This is an important, recent decision from the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, its highest court, involving a personal injury situation arising from a homeowner’s claim. The name of the case is Xia v. Probuilders Specialty…
  • Jul 24

    Lessons from Hurricane Ike: Texas Revives Statutory Bad Faith

    Lessons from Hurricane Ike: Texas Revives Statutory Bad Faith
    In the recent decision of USAA Texas Lloyds v. Menchaca, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that homeowners and other insureds can rely on Texas law to seek damages against insurance companies for unfair and deceptive practices in their…
Rank this Week: 1390

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Aug 13

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!
    “What on earth is a QIT?” Under the New Jersey Medicaid program, there are some extra hoops to jump through when the applicant’s gross monthly income from all sources exceeds $2,205.00. This number is colloquially referred…
  • Aug 8

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien
    “If I go into a nursing home, will the State take my house?” This is a commonly-asked question. The answer is “No, but …” If a person applies for long-term care Medicaid benefits, his available assets have to be…
  • Jul 20

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
    Lauren Marinaro will present at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave…
Rank this Week: 1463

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

Covers social security disability and supplemental security income claims. By Anthony Castelli.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Cincinnati Social Security Attorney Answers How To Win a Back Injury Claim

    Cincinnati Social Security Attorney Answers How To Win a Back Injury Claim
    As a Cincinnati social security disability attorney i have represented many people in front of the Cincinnati Social Security office for all kinds of back injury claims.This office is also known as the office of Adjudication and review. This…
  • May 4

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story
    Winning social security disability claims seems to be harder than ever so a compelling story is critical. You need to impact the Administrative Law Judge with more than a recitation of the medical facts.If you read online…
  • Jan 22

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy
    Do you Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? We can answer this and other questions fast, free,and easy. Plus Anthony Castelli Attorney offers a free claim evaluation to discuss you eligibility for compensation as well as your…
Rank this Week: 1606

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 28

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
Rank this Week: 2018

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Sometimes you save a life

    Sometimes you save a life
    There are many benefits to being a Social Security disability lawyer. You are able to help people who really need the help, and it is very gratifying when a claimant receives disability benefits. I recently received a Fully Favorable decision…
  • Oct 5

    Maine Immigration Lawyer

    Maine Immigration Lawyer
    Part of my practice involves obtaining Title XVI benefits for immigrants and refugees. Often, these clients also need legal help with our complicated immigration system, including issues such as asylum, getting a green card, and citizenship.…
  • Mar 16

    New Ruling 16-03p - Evaluation of Symptom

    New Ruling 16-03p - Evaluation of Symptom
    The Social Security Administration just published ruling 16-03p, entitled "Title II and Title XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims." Here is a link to Ruling 16-03p in the Federal Register. It is effective immediately.…
Rank this Week: 2157

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 2112

Social Security Disability Law

Social Security Disability Law

Covers Social Security disability topics. By Spencer & Spencer.

http://www.2spencers.com/social-security-blog
  • Mar 24

    Can a 47 year old plumber with arthritis qualify for Social Security disability?

    Can a 47 year old plumber with arthritis qualify for Social Security disability?
    Q: I’m a 47 year old former plumber and my doctor has taken me off work. I have severe arthritis, joint damage, severe allergic reactions, vision issues, a back injury, neck injury, and knee injury. I have filed for unemployment…
  • Mar 18

    It’s easier to win a World Series than get Social Security disability

    It’s easier to win a World Series than get Social Security disability
    It’s about time someone started focusing on the ways Social Security is failing in its duty to help people with severe disabilities. This is the second in a series by FOX Atlanta that actually does take a balanced approach to what is…
  • Mar 18

    Should I hire a lawyer before filing a Social Security disability claim?

    Should I hire a lawyer before filing a Social Security disability claim?
    Having an experienced disability lawyer help you with your Social Security application can definitely increase your chances of getting approved at the initial stage. There are certain types of information that Social Security needs…
Rank this Week: 1422

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Union-Backed Group Pushes for Better Security at Wal-Mart

    Union-Backed Group Pushes for Better Security at Wal-Mart
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Recently, a Wal-Mart employee in Norfolk, Nebraska, was cut on the wrist by an intoxicated customer at 2:45 a.m. Unfortunately, these types of incidents are…
  • Aug 14

    NYTimes: Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

    NYTimes: Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. Dr. James Weinstein, a back pain specialist and chief executive of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, has some advice for most people with lower back pain: Take two…
  • Aug 10

    PBS: California Reports Thousands of Workers Exposed to Elevated Lead Level

    PBS: California Reports Thousands of Workers Exposed to Elevated Lead Level
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. The highest lead levels were found in the blood of people who work with guns and ammunition, according to the California Department of Public Health.  More than…
Rank this Week: 3866

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
  • Aug 15

    Changes to Iowa Workers’ Compensation Laws – How Will They Affect You?

    Changes to Iowa Workers’ Compensation Laws – How Will They Affect You?
    Recently, members of the Iowa legislature voted in major changes to Iowa workers’ compensation laws. Unfortunately, these changes do not benefit injured workers—they benefit employers and insuran... This article Changes to…
  • Aug 7

    Who Will Pay Your Medical Bills After an Iowa Car Accident?

    Who Will Pay Your Medical Bills After an Iowa Car Accident?
    If you have been in a serious car crash in Iowa, you were likely injured and needed medical treatment for your injuries. Even if the other driver was clearly at fault, be aware that neither they nor ... This article Who Will Pay Your…
  • Aug 1

    5 Ways to Stay Safe at a Water Park

    5 Ways to Stay Safe at a Water Park
    Summers in Iowa are notorious for being hot and humid.  One of the best ways to beat the heat in the summertime is to visit a water park.  Before you go, make sure to follow these 5 tips to stay saf... This article 5 Ways to…
Rank this Week: 2719

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 2742

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Aug 15

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    When people apply for short-term or long-term disability benefits, it can be as a result of a physical or psychological injury or illness. Many people are unable to continue working as a result of psychological illness such as depression or…
  • Jul 25

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2
    In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of practicing motorcycle safety, particularly in the wake of fatal accidents that have occurred in Toronto/the GTA.This blog post will look at some recent developments in technology aimed…
  • Jul 12

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety
    A recent article from 680 news shared Toronto Police Service’s message about their concern for motorcycle riders’ safety. So far, there have been 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving motorcyclists and Toronto police want…
Rank this Week: 2659

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability and medicaid benefits. By Lisa Smith Siegel.

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Increasing Fish Intake Could Lessen Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthriti

    Increasing Fish Intake Could Lessen Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthriti
    Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition and many victims who suffer from this debilitating disease apply for Social Security disability benefits every year. A person who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis may suffer from pain, severe…
  • Aug 10

    THE FACES OF DISABILITY — MICHELLE

    THE FACES OF DISABILITY — MICHELLE
    At 37 years old, Michelle had stopped working as a teacher due to complications with gastro paresis and rheumatoid arthritis. Gastro paresis is a disease that prevents her stomach from correctly digesting food. Because her stomach muscles did…
  • Aug 8

    Stem Cell Therapy Promises Benefits for Arthritis Sufferer

    Stem Cell Therapy Promises Benefits for Arthritis Sufferer
    Research shows that stem cell therapy has many benefits for arthritis patients, especially those who suffer from advanced stages of the condition. According to ongoing studies, stem cell therapy may not promise a complete cure for arthritis,…
Rank this Week: 3711

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Spine-Related Musculoskeletal Conditions – Part 2 – Spinal Osteoarthriti

    Spine-Related Musculoskeletal Conditions – Part 2 – Spinal Osteoarthriti
    In the first part of this series, we discussed the fact that dentists and surgeons often suffer from musculoskeletal conditions.  In the remaining posts in this series, we will be looking at particular musculoskeletal conditions,…
  • Aug 7

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 2

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 2
    In our last post, we looked at what a neuropsychological evaluation is, and how it can be used as a tool to identify cognitive impairments.  In this post we will talking about how a neuropsychological evaluation works in more…
  • Jul 31

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 1

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 1
    We’ve talked before about how your insurance company may require you to undergo an independent medical examination (IME) by a physician of their choosing and how they may also ask for a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).…
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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Aug 8

    Gender Identity and Special Need

    Gender Identity and Special Need
    The Trump Administration’s February 2017 reversal of an earlier Obama decision ensuring that transgender students under Title IX should be allowed to use the school restrooms of the gender to which they identify has thrown school…
  • Jun 23

    Stop Cuts and Caps to Medicaid

    Stop Cuts and Caps to Medicaid
    The following is an action alert from COPAA: On Monday, the U.S. Senate will begin debate its bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, to replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill is being touted as better than the House bill...
  • Mar 22

    Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid

    Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid
    The following is a reproduced statement as to the critical need to save Medicaid from Trumpcare. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) jeopardizes healthcare for the nation’s most vulnerable children: students with disabilities and…
Rank this Week: 2875

Machi Law Blog

Machi Law Blog

Covers Texas bankruptcy, personal injury, social security disability information.

http://www.machilaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy
    No one wants to live with a poor credit rating, even after the filing of a bankruptcy. A bankruptcy can remain on an individual’s credit report for up to 10 years. However, you might be surprised to find that your score can rise, even…
  • Mar 1

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay
    Don’t expect the Affordable Care Act to solve the medical bankruptcy problem in this country. Unpaid medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy filings. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may give many more people access to…
  • Feb 18

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney
    Once again Fort Worth, The City’s Magazine has named Ted Machi a “Top Attorney” for 2013.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers.  With his 35+ years representing North Texans, Ted Machi is an attorney you can…
Rank this Week: 3575

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Aug 8

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?
    Ohio law, backed up by multiple state Supreme Court rulings, make it extremely difficult for an injured or ill worker to sue an employer. The same is true for family members who lose a loved one to an on-the-job accident. Applying for…
  • Jul 21

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit
    The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System does not maintain a list of “acceptable” or “recognized” disabilities that qualify OPERS participants for injury or illness benefits. Instead, the program uses standard…
  • Jul 5

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?
    ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, lays out employees’ rights and employers’ obligations under retirement and disability plans. That is, when a company or agency offers a pension, 401(k), or similar…
Rank this Week: 2454

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer
    Austin Mehr of Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers received an invitation on July 17, 2017, to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers. As stated in his invitation: “Membership in The National Trial…
  • Mar 23

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith
    In Hollaway v. Direct General Ins. Co. of Miss., 497 S.W.3d 733 (Ky. 2016), the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the first substantive insurance bad faith case to come before it in ten years.  In the September 22, 2016, decision,…
  • Aug 15

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association
    On Monday, August 15, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to speak to the Marshall County Bar Association about insurance bad faith law in Kentucky. The seminar is at 12:00 p.m. in the Marshall County Judicial Building, Grand Jury Room, 80…
Rank this Week: 4506

Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Covers appeals and benefits for military veterans. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/laws-for-veterans/
  • Jul 19

    Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota

    Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota
    The post Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Managing a business while deployed is an awful stress.  I would think most military business owners know how difficult it might be to keep…
  • Jul 17

    Developing Claims and Other VA Dutie

    Developing Claims and Other VA Dutie
    The post Developing Claims and Other VA Duties appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. VA Duties come in all shapes and sizes.  A VA duty is an obligation with no wiggle room.  In other words, the Veterans Administration is [Read More] The…
  • Jul 14

    Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claim

    Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claim
    The post Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claims appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Military veterans seeking PTSD claims need their symptoms recorded through medical records.  Effective dates for a VA claim help veterans…
Rank this Week: 2567

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey disability law updates, cases, and news. By Bonny G. Rafel, LLC.

http://www.newjerseydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    ERISA Regulation Changes Strengthens Consumer Protections for the Disabled

    ERISA Regulation Changes Strengthens Consumer Protections for the Disabled
    An action taken by the U.S. Department of Labor to protect the disabled fortunately passed on December 19, 2016, on the eve of the Obama’s departure and will go into effect January 1, 2018.  Claimants counsel breathed a sigh of…
  • Feb 7

    Courts Clarify the Mental Disorder Limitation in Long Term Disability Policie

    Courts Clarify the Mental Disorder Limitation in Long Term Disability Policie
    We have been following the Courts’ treatment of mental or nervous disorders limitations in group long term disability policies. (See blog, Disability Caused by Physical Impairment, July 2015)  Recently, the 6th Circuit Court of…
  • Feb 6

    Courts Recognize Disability Claims Based on Longstanding Chronic Migraines and Pain

    Courts Recognize Disability Claims Based on Longstanding Chronic Migraines and Pain
    Insurers often balk at paying a disability claim for a condition that has existed for a long time before the individual stops working.  It seems that people that struggle to continue working despite progressive medical impairment are not…
Rank this Week: 4907

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

Covers the topics of workers' compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability.

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Jun 12

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability
    After promising voters to not touch Social Security, the Trump administration has proposed a budget(1) to Congress that would cut $72 billion from Social Security disability. This move, not supported by the facts, is based on the belief is…
  • May 17

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together
    Calbom & Schwab attorneys Jeff Schwab and Ashley Grout recently attended the 2017 Law Day Luncheon in Wenatchee on May 12. Law Day brings together members of our community and recognizes our outstanding members of the Chelan-Douglas Bar…
  • Apr 20

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation
    In Washington State, RCW 51.32.220 allows for the offset of two types of monetary benefits if an individual receives payments for Social Security Disability. Those two state benefits are temporary total disability and permanent total…
Rank this Week: 3978

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://fehablog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Derrel’s Mini Storage Settles DFEH Pregnancy Employment & Housing Lawsuit

    Derrel’s Mini Storage Settles DFEH Pregnancy Employment & Housing Lawsuit
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing just announced a settlement with Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc. on a complaint it filed in Kern County Superior Court alleging pregnancy discrimination in employment and housing. For…
  • Apr 12

    USA Waste of California: Horrible Employer, Prospective Employees Beware!

    USA Waste of California: Horrible Employer, Prospective Employees Beware!
    USA Waste of California should be in the running for inclusion in the Top 10 Worst Employers in California. In a recent decision, a Ninth Circuit panel reversed a summary judgment granted for USA Waste in a FEHA age discrimination ……
  • Apr 5

    Off Topic: A Vast Conspiracy

    Off Topic: A Vast Conspiracy
    I just read an interesting book by Jeffrey Toobin, A Vast Conspiracy. It chronicles President Clinton’s issues with Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones. (I figure it’s relevant to this blog since it deals with sexual harassment. And…
Rank this Week: 2964

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

Discusses local and national news in special education law. By Lillian E. Wong.

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Feb 23

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided, 8-0, in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, that families do not have to exhaust remedies under IDEA when rights are fully supported by the ADA and Section 504. This is a huge deal in the…
  • Dec 1

    Is my child's teacher licensed?

    Is my child's teacher licensed?
    Educators, including teachers, professional support personnel, and administrators, are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be eligible for employment in public…
  • Nov 18

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge
    Is your child on an IEP?Is your child angry, sad, anxious, acting out or withdrawn?Are you concerned about how your child is behaving?Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, Conduct Disorder or other emotional problems?ARE YOU HAVING A…
Rank this Week: 4667

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

Covers special education law and free appropriate public education. By Sanford Hausler.

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education
    The Second Circuit, in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education, held that where the school district developed an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") for an autistic child, that was against the clear consensus of the substance…
  • Sep 16

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability
    The question presented in this case is whether being disabled for purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") categorically qualifies and individual as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act…
  • Jul 2

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost
    In Price v. District of Columbia, the parents seeking relief on behalf of their child under IDEA.  They obtained counsel from the Juvenile Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, which appointed an experienced…
Rank this Week: 2874

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!
    Forming a first party Special Needs Trust has, up until now, required a parent, grandparent or a guardian to establish the trust. When the original law allowing First Party Special Needs Trusts was passed, it did not contemplate that many…
  • Sep 30

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016
    Housing is one of the most difficult problems for any person with special needs, whether developmentally disabled or suffering with mental illness. A conference addressing the housing crisis for those with psychiatric disabilities is being…
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
Rank this Week: 4636

Maine Injury, Accident, &…

Maine Injury, Accident, & Disability Law Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/
  • Jul 15

    Law Court applies "other-owned vehicle" exclusion

    Law Court applies "other-owned vehicle" exclusion
     On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Graf v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2016 ME 109, declined to disregard “other-owned vehicle” exclusionary language in a UM/UIM policy for…
  • Jul 13

    Law Court Upholds Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

    Law Court Upholds Judgment in Wrongful Death Case
    On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Estate of Kay v. Estate of Wiggins, 2016 ME 108, upheld summary judgment in favor of defendants Budget Truck Rental, LLC and the Estate of Douglas Wiggins in a wrongful death action…
  • Jul 13

    Law Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

    Law Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case
    On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Estate of Kay v. Estate of Wiggins, 2016 ME 108, upheld summary judgment in favor of defendants Budget Truck Rental, LLC and the Estate of Douglas Wiggins in a wrongful death action…
Rank this Week: 4137

Minnesota Social Security…

Minnesota Social Security Disability Secrets

Discusses social security disability benefits for injured and disabled Minnesotans. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnsocialsecuritydisabilitysecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?
    The short answer is YES, in most instances you can receive both but there are many variables that are extremely complex.In 1965 the Social Security Act was amended requiring that SSDI benefits be reduced when the injured worker is…
  • Nov 11

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?
    YES you can depending upon why you received workers compensation benefits and why you were awarded social security disability benefits.  We frequently have clients with workers compensation injuries who later qualify for social security…
  • Feb 19

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
    In short; truthfully!  This is probably your last chance to convince a office of disability and review (ODAR) judge that you are able to perform sustained gainful employment.  This is not the time to be too proud or boastful due to…
Rank this Week: 4773

Indiana Social Security Lawyer…

Indiana Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers the claims process and hearing process for Social Security disability insurance claims. By Scott Lewis of Lewis, Lewis & Martinez.

http://adisabilitylawyer.com/legal-advice-blog/
  • Jul 17

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?
    Should you appeal your initial application denial or reapply if you are denied disability benefits?  If the Social Security Administration (SSA) states your disability is not severe enough to receive benefits, appealing the decision…
  • Jul 2

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?
    Many Social Security disability claimants are under the impression that hiring an attorney will speed up the processing of their case with the Social Security Administration (SSA).  While hiring an attorney does not directly translate…
  • Jun 29

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain
    A large number of my clients suffer from back pain, and there are many possible causes: degenerative disease, injury, or years of overexertion.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that severe back pain can be disabling,…
Rank this Week: 4785

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 4626

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3388