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May 26, 2021 in

Can I get workers compensation benefits even if I suffer from a pre-existing condition?

In order to have a compensable workers compensation claim in Florida, you need to prove that the accident arose out of and in the course of your employment.  In other words, the accident resulted from your work activity or performance of your job duties while you were employed and working. You will then need...
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5 Step Evaluation

Social security disability can be a complicated process, requiring several steps to proving you are disabled. The complication ultimately begins with how social security defines disability. Social security defines disability as, “the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to...
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May 25, 2021 in

Can I get Workers Compensation benefits if I get covid-19 from my workplace?

In order to pursue an occupational disease claim under Florida's Workers Compensation law for covid-19, we first must look to the definition of an occupational disease for what elements need to be proven.  In order to meet the definition of an occupational disease, the disease must be due to causes and conditions which are...
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May 25, 2021 in

If I am out of work due to a work-related injury, do I have to look for work to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits?

Under the Florida Workers Compensation Law, benefits are paid based upon disability.  Disability means an “incapacity because of the injury to earn in the same or any other employment the wages which the employer is receiving at the time of the injury”.  Basically, the amount of workers’ compensation benefits will be determined based upon...
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May 25, 2021 in

New Musculoskeletal Listing

If you are struggling to work due to a severe medical condition, you may consider applying for social security disability benefits through the federal government. Social security disability benefits are funded through the federally administered social security administration. To be eligible for the disability insurance program, you must pay taxes to social security through...
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April 27, 2021 in

Brian LaBovick Interviewed about New Book: “Not a Good Neighbor”

In a new interview on Medium.com, Brian LaBovick answers questions about why he wrote his new best-selling book Not a Good Neighbor , which helps people with handling the many issues and challenges following an automobile accident, and how to figure out when they do and do not need a lawyer. Read the original interview here.
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March 29, 2021 in

I was denied Social Security Disability benefits because it was determined that I can do other jobs that no longer exist!

The Social Security Administration, (“SSA”), determines whether you are disabled by evaluating your impairments and the effect they have on your ability to work. This is a complex analysis. Even if you cannot perform your past work, you still need to demonstrate that you cannot adjust to other work. If SSA finds that you...
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March 3, 2021 in

How to Appeal a disability denial

If you are denied social security disability benefits, do not lose hope. The majority of people who file for social security disability insurance are denied after their initial application. In fact, the statistics are that only approximately 30% of applications are approved with the initial request. There are a lot of reasons why your...
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March 3, 2021 in

Should I file for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security disability benefits are monetary and health benefits that are managed by the federal government. This is a government-run insurance program set in place to help working members of society in the event they find themselves in a position where they are unable to work. This inability to work must be directly related...
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March 3, 2021 in

Does being older make it easier to obtain social security disability benefits?

Have you ever wondered why it is easier for people who are older to get social security disability benefits than younger individuals with the same medical condition? This is because Social Security Administration regulations consider an individual's age, education and experience when determining disability. In order to be entitled to social security disability benefits,...
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