I contacted an attorney I found on the Internet to represent me for disability benefits. At the time it looked like a large firm and was located In a city several hours away I did not think about it at the time that they were in a different city ...
I typically encourage people to contact their attorney and set an office conference in order to voice their concerns and give the attorney another chance to make things right. However in this case, it doesn't sound like that will be very fulfilling. You can always terminate the relationship with the attorney. If you retain another attorney, they will except a 25% fee agreement just like your current attorney. Take your time and review the attorney profiles on AVVO. You may want to even meet a couple of attorneys face-to-face before deciding on who you retain to represent you.See question
Can an attorney be added to the appeal and work with this group that the Long Term Disability insurer requested his client to use? and when the appeal is filed, will the Client be entitled to view a copy of the of the filed appeal?
I agree with both prior answers a write to add that you as the "client" are always entitled to review not only the appeal that is filed, but all documents in your file. It will be easier for you to sit down in the office of a local attorney to review your file than some out of state non-attorney hired by the long-term disability carrier.See question
My son is on SSI. Everywhere I look, it seems like we can only save a few thousand before they cut his benefits off. We are self employed, so if we can't save anything, we will likely be on SSI in our retirement. That just doesn't sound right. ...
Also when your son turns 18, the administration may terminate his benefits because he may have to qualify based upon an adult standard of disability. If he is getting close to turning 18, you may want to consult with an attorney.See question
I haven't applied for disability yet. Wondered if I should start on my own or start with a lawyer. Would it be faster?
Contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case as soon as possible. Some attorneys will assist you with filing the initial application. Review the AVVO attorney profiles and choose an attorney to schedule a conference, Best of luck!See question
I had two heart attacks last year and now I'm pregnant and can't work. I was on five different medications but got off because I'm pregnant. Can't work ands I don't know what to do. Can someone please help me.
Aside your cardiac impairment, a number of other factors are considered when making a determination of disability. In order to fully understand the social security process, you should schedule a consultation with an attorney. The consultation should be free. Review attorney profiles on AVVO.See question
got hurt on the job I reported to my boss the plant manager and the HR told me to clock out and go to the clinic when I got back to work I asked the HR I I would get paid for the time I was at the clinic and she told me I would not get paid for it
It is unlikely the employer will pay you for that time as you were not on the clock. In Florida, there is a waiting period for the carrier to have to pay you. If you returned to work after the doctor visit, have continued to work and have earned at least 80% of your pre-accident average weekly wage (assuming the doctor assigned work restrictions) no indemnity benefits are owed. Hope this helps.See question
In 2008 I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, In 2011 I had a defibrillator/pacemaker installed since I am considered at high risk of fatal heart failure. my chronic fatigue and shortness of breath keep me from taking on commitments as I never know...
Your medical condition certainly sounds serious enough for you to pursue SSD benefits. However, other factors as pointed out by the other answer need to be considered. You can file for benefits online through www.ssa.gov or go to your local SSA office and apply. Some law firm such will assist clients in filing their application. Research the attorney proflles here on AVVO. Most if not all attorneys will not charge you a fee for consulting you about your rights and the merits of your possible claim.See question
I have a doctor and a mri to prove the injuries.
Based upon the limited information provided, it is practically impossible to even provide you with a range your case may settle for. Information such as whether the accident and resulting injuries have been accepted as compensable, whether you need surgery, your age and past relevant work, whether you reached maximum medical improvement, etc., etc., needs to be provided. An experience workers comp attorney can assist you in addressing your concerns. Most do not charge a consultation fee. You may want to review attorney profiles here on AVVO. Best regards.See question
there is more damage than I originaly thought, and im in more pain than i thought i would be in. Id like to go for pain and suffering. Lost wages ect.
If you have already obtained benefits under the workers compensation statute and the employer/carrier has not denied compensability (ie responsibility to provide medical and/or wage loss benefits), you probably cannot pursue a civil liability claim against your employer.
If the employer/carrier has denied compensability, you might be able to pursue a civil liability action but it may depend on the employer/carrier's reasoning for denying the comp claim.
If your accident is the result of a third party's negligence, you can also pursue a civil liability claim.
Seek advice from an experienced attorney. Most provide free consultations. Research attorney profiles here on AVVO. Best of luck!
I have been having many problems after surgery and am in a lot of pain making it difficult to work. I am applying for ssi and need help. I work part time only3 days a week but and my leg is getting worse each day making it hard to stand.
Most attorneys handle SSI and SSD cases on a contingency fee basis which means they do not get paid a fee unless your SSI/SSD claim is accepted. As far as representation, more information will need to obtained as to the facts of your claim. Most attorneys do not charge for a consultation. You can review the attorney profiles on AVVO to find an attorney that might help you. Good luck.See question