Social Security

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. When you apply for the program, medical and other information is collected from you and a decision is made about whether […]

December 20th, 2012|Social Security|Comments Off on Social Security Disability

How to Find Lawyer

Legal problems often take people by surprise and put them in a difficult situation where they have to find the right lawyer without a lot of time to perform the necessary research. It’s bad enough that you have the legal issue to deal with in the first place; having to quickly […]

August 27th, 2012|Auto Accident, Case Results, Personal Injury Cases, Real Estate Law, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on How to Find Lawyer

Have you Overlooked the Importance of Disability Insurance?

This article recently appeared on Boston.com:

Overlooking Disability Insurance Can be Costly

Long-term disability insurance is the forgotten insurance.

The importance of auto, health, homeowners and life insurance is well known. But disability coverage, which replaces lost earnings if you can’t work, tends to be ignored — until you need it.

Government studies show […]

August 7th, 2012|Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Have you Overlooked the Importance of Disability Insurance?

Nurse Contracts MRSA at Work

Ms. Handy, a forty year old registered nurse who has worked for her employer since 1988, underwent a sinus operation in January 2008 and returned to work two weeks after the operation. She developed pressure and congestion three weeks after she returned to work and experienced severe headaches, nausea, fatigue, […]

August 1st, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Nurse Contracts MRSA at Work

Policy Options for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

The Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program pays cash benefits to nonelderly adults (those younger than age 66) who are judged to be unable to perform “substantial” work because of a disability but who have worked in the past; the program also pays benefits to some of those adults’ dependents.

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July 26th, 2012|Social Security|Comments Off on Policy Options for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

Employee Inspecting Residential Home Trip and Fall Case

In March 2009, Jim Johnson was inspecting a residential home and was in the basement checking the boiler and electrical system having to climb over boxes when he tripped and fell and hit a concrete wall. He felt pain in his left hamstring and both shoulders while lying on the […]

July 23rd, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Slip and Fall, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Employee Inspecting Residential Home Trip and Fall Case

Nurse Injures Back While Transporting Patient onto X-ray Table

Ann Campbell was an Emergency Room for nurse for over 40 years. On July 7, 2006, while in the employ of Charlton Memorial Hospital she was helping to slide a patient onto a CT Scan table and felt a pull in her lower back. She also had pain into her […]

June 26th, 2012|Case Results, Hospital Safety, Personal Injury Cases, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Nurse Injures Back While Transporting Patient onto X-ray Table

House Ways & Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Social Security

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on the 2012 Annual Report from the Board of Trustees, focused on spending and revenue for the social insurance program.

The committee investigated “the effect of the trust funds’ current cash flow deficit status and future exhaustion, and the […]

June 25th, 2012|Social Security|Comments Off on House Ways & Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Social Security