I was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident and now with 4 bulged herniated disc in my lower back and sciatic nerve damage and unable to hardly stand or sit or work and I have a wife and 7 year old daughter to help take care of?
I agree with Mr. Pont that the findings on the MRI alone are not enough to prove you cannot engage in full time work. As he pointed out, there are a number of factors that the Social Security Administration takes into account (including age, education, past work experience, nature and severity of impairments/injuries). Additionally, if you are still working and earning over $1,130 per month, you probably will not qualify. Much more information is needed so you should research attorneys here on AVVO and schedule a consultation either by telephone or an in-office consultation. There should be no charge to meet with the attorney and discuss your situation. I would also suggest that you consult with an attorney before filiing an application for SSD/SSI benefits. Best of luck.See question
I was scheduled to attend the mediation conference tomorrow in regard to my worker's comp claim. I received a phone call from my lawyer's assistant today informing me that it was canceled. Is there anything to fear?
You really should contact your attorney and find out why the mediation was cancelled and ask him/her if there is anything to be concerned about. Only he/she knows the facts of your case as well as you do. Perhaps the mediator had a scheduling conflict. It may be because your attorney and the defense attorney discussed the case and came to the conclusion whatever pending claims you have filed for will not be authorized by the carrier and/or that settlement negotiations at a mediation would be waste of time if the parties are too far apart in their respective valuation of the case.See question
One of the bank terminated me --- and I am sure based on discrimination ( I am from Russia originally) + because I used about 3 times short term disability benefits in the last 1.5 year and each time stayed 12 weeks home. I have a very serious il...
This is an employment/labor issue. I will re-post it there for you.
Let's say someone scores high on the florida "points scoresheet" but the person is a first time offender and is in a high risk group (young,white, small) so they would be at risk to being hurt in a medium-high security prison where inmates in thos...
You should re-post you question in the criminal defense section of AVVO.See question
I have no income because I can't work I'm fighting for my disability I called a couple of lawyers and they said I needed to get into a bunch of different doctors but I can't afford to get any doctors and I really need a lawyer to get my disability
You may want to contact Dixie County to see if they provide free insurance for indigent residence. If not, and you do not have any medical evidence to support your disability claim, the Social Security Administration should send you for a "Consultive Examination" with a physician or physicians in Dixie County. Unfortunately, in my experience, I have not seen very many consultive examination reports which are overly favorable to my clients. However, the Consultive Examiner might send you for addiitonal testing depending on what your impairments are that could help in proving your case.
As far as finding a lawyer who handles SSD/SSI cases, you should review the attorney profiles here on AVVO. The initial office or telehone consultation should be free. Representation is based upon a contingency fee of 25% of you past due benefits, capped at $6,000. In other words, if the attorney is not successful in winning your case, no attorney fee is owed. Best of luck.
My husband pays for the short term disability with Colonial Life. If he can claim with Colonial can he do so for the first 7 days he has been out of work since workers comp will not pay unless he's out of out of work for 21 days or more?
Most private disability plans I have reviewed have a provision that precludes payment of disability benefits if the loss of work/wages is due to an on the job accident covered under an employer's wc policy. You should request a copy of the STD Plan from Colonial and see if the Plan has such an exclusion provision. Or call the benefits administrator for Colonial and they should be able to tell you. I would also suggest having your husband consult w/ a workers' comp attorney if he hasn't already.See question
Hello, I have Bipolar disorder II, GAD, and panic disorder. Over the past 4 years it has become more and more difficult to maintain a job due to my episodes (even though I am medicated). I will do fine and great for a few months and then every sta...
I think you should. Handling a SSD/SSI claim on your own can be very difficult, stressful and time consuming. Let a professional help you with this. At a very minimum, research the attorney profiles her on AVVO and consult with a few. There shouldn't be a consultation charge. If you retain an attorney, his/her fee will be contingent upon your claim being approved. If your claim is approved and there are back benefits owed to you, the attorney fee is 25% of the back benefits which is "capped" at $6,000.00.
Best of luck!
when I sing the Affidavit regarding medicare considerations,they never toll me ,that i have to wait 30 months to recieve benefits.
Contact your lawyer and ask why he/she had you sign the affidavit. There is probably a perfectly good reason. Entitlent to Medicare either when you turn 65 or once the SSA has paid 24 months of benefits.See question
My attorney reached a verbal agreement on September 9th. I have not received or sing anythings yet am very concerned at this point on what I need to do?
Your attorney knows the facts of your case and can explain to you why you have not received the settlement documents yet. Maybe she/he has received the docs and has not had a chance to review them.See question
My hands cramp they also get numb alot of tines i have to stop what im doing because i cant feel them. Also my mencus tears keeps me from wallking to far or even standing at times. My panic disorder has been taking a toll on me theres times i want...
You certainly have enough medical impairments that, from your stements, appear to be severe. However, even assuming the Social Security Administration finds all of these impairments to be "severe", does not necessarily mean your claim for SSD or SSI benefits would be approved. Other information is necessary in order for an attorney to give you legal advice as to your chances of prevailing on a claim for benefits. For example, it is necessary to know your prior work history (when you worked and what types of jobs you had). It is also important to know your age and level of education. Has surgery been recommended for your knees and wrists/hands? Have any of your treating doctors assigned work restrictions? With respect to a claim for SSI benefits, do you (and your wife if married) have assets the would preclude you from being entitled to SSI benefits? An experienced attorney will be able to addess these issues and advise you as to your options.See question