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  • Social security supplemental income

    I applied for ssi and ssd and was denied. I was told I can appeal the decision. I want to know what my chances are of being approved. I applied because of mental disabilities. I was not able to work from feb 2014 until december 2014. I have suffe...

    Lyris’s Answer

    You only have 60 days from the date of the decision to appeal, so you must act quickly. Talk with a good SSD lawyer in your area. Based on just the facts in your posting, you have a very tough case. That is why it is important to get in front of a good attorney who can get the whole picture and give you a good assessment. In any event, if you do choose to appeal, it will probably take a long time to get a final disposition and if you are in need, you should contact social service agencies in your area for assistance. Good luck to you.

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  • Where can i find out ppd information?

    Had a work related injury resulting in surgery for bilateral carpal tunnel. All med bills and loss wages have been paid. My Dr is saying I have a 5%ppd for one hand and and 8%ppd for the other. How do I know what % equals to a monitory amount? Als...

    Lyris’s Answer

    Attorney Wade's response is correct. If you wish to see for yourself, you can find this information on the Department of Workforce Development's website. However, it will seem a bit complicated for someone who doesn't do this sort of calculation every day.

    http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/wc/WKC_1_P_11/3%20Chapter_102.pdf (pages 88 and 90)
    http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/wc/WKC-9572-P.pdf (under 1/1/13; maximum wage for permanent partial, weekly rate)

    With regard to the IME, it is possible that the IME is in agreement that your injury is work related and the medical treatment you received in reasonable and necessary but disagrees with the percentage assigned. It is important to make sure you are paid the full amount. If you are not fully compensated, you should speak to an attorney again. Also, if your injury results in permanent restrictions you should speak with a lawyer. You may have other claims available to you, for example, for retraining benefits, depending on your particular situation.

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  • I was injured at work and filed an injury report with my employer. I was fired shortly after giving them doctor restrictions.

    I was injured at work ( Doctor concluded tendinitis of the elbow) and did fill out an injury report. After seeing a doctor, she put me on a 15 lbs. weight lifting restriction for 3 weeks. About 5 days after giving my employer the doctors report ...

    Lyris’s Answer

    It doesn't seem right, but actually the law in Wisconsin does not require employers to accommodate your restrictions after a work injury. If you are still within your "healing period," meaning you are treating for the injury and have not reached "maximum medical improvement", you have a claim for 2/3 of your average weekly wage for the periods of time you are under the restrictions of your doctor and your employer cannot accommodate them. This is called Temporary Total Disability or TTD. Depending on what happens with your elbow you may have other claims as well such as the unreasonable refusal to rehire claim mentioned by several attorneys above. It is best to seek the advice of a good, experienced Wisconsin Worker's Compensation attorney. Consultations are free and we can help explain the process and the benefits you are entitled to under the law at no cost to you.

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  • I had neck fusion in may 2013 after lifting a heavy item at work. I am working now, but I got a check for PPD. Do I take it?

    I have not gotten my PPD percentage from my doctor yet, and will not til next May of 2014. The letter I got with the check says they acknowledge this and are paying me a certain amount for a 4 week period. If I accept the check, will it impact m...

    Lyris’s Answer

    First, accepting the check alone will not impact the total amount you are eligible to receive under the law. You would have to sign an agreement to waive any part of your worker's compensation claim. Second, it is not necessary to write to the carrier. Third, you should definitely contact an attorney. The consultation is free and it is important that you get an orientation to the benefits your injury entitles you to under the Worker's Compensation Act. Finally, no, it is not terribly unusual for the insurance company to do this, especially if you have an injury that triggers a minimum PPD like the one Attorney Ramon describes in his answer.

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  • I applied for disability in 2000. i appealed several times and when i was supposed to get my disability because i have lupus and

    diabetes, disabiility claimed they couldnt find my appeal. Now I am disabled to the point of hearing loss, eyesight loss and i have uncontrollable diabetes. they are now saying i have no funds in my account. is there a way to still get my disab...

    Lyris’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your health problems and the loss of your appeal documents. You should locate a Social Security Attorney in your area as soon as possible. It would be helpful to obtain a copy of your Social Security file as well. If your initial application was in 2000 you may need to start the process over again, but you may be able to reopen your previous appeal. This process does take time, so you should attempt to address your need for medical care by contacting social service agencies in your area that may be able to assist you in that regard. Not only do you need to receive medical treatment for your own well-being, medical documentation of your ongoing physical impairments is important to your disability claim. Good luck.

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  • I would Like to know If I have a case on this. I know FOR A FACT ,MY family will NEVER eat another Frito Lay product EVER AGAIN

    I found A bobby pin In a Bag of My 3 3/4 oz bag of Cheetos Crucnchy Flamin' hot I had no clue it was in the bag and bit down on

    Lyris’s Answer

    I would agree with the other attorneys. If you did not suffer injury, apart from being justifiably disgusted by the highly unpleasant experience, there probably aren't sufficient damages to make a claim against the manufacturer. But if you did, as with any personal injury case, preserving the evidence is essential, as is documenting your injury by going to the doctor and taking photographs.

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  • My attorney wants me to give other party a statement on a conference call

    motor vehicle accident

    Lyris’s Answer

    You should share your concerns with your attorney. It is not my usual practice to allow my clients to give statements, but that does not mean it is inappropriate to do so. What is important is that you understand why your attorney thinks it is a good idea so you are on the same page and that you are given proper guidance prior to the statment being given. If there is a particular reason you are worried about giving a statement, your attorney needs to know what that is.

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