National Scoliosis Awareness Month occurs in June every year. The purpose of Scoliosis Awareness Month is to highlight the need for early detection, education regarding the condition, and awareness of its prevalence within the community. National Scoliosis Awareness Month is also an opportunity for scoliosis survivors to share their experiences with living with scoliosis...Continue Reading
Can I go to my own Doctor if I am in need of Treatment and the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carrier has not provided me with any Treatment or denied my Treatment?
What if you get injured on the job and cannot return to work? You tell your supervisor about your injury right after it happens. He/she does not give you any instruction. You seek treatment at the local emergency room or urgent care center. But then you do not hear anything at all from your...Continue Reading
To hold another party responsible after losing a loved one requires proving their negligence is what caused their wrongful death. Negligence is a legal term that defines a party’s failure to exercise the reasonable care expected of them in a particular situation. Establishing negligence requires demonstrating the following four elements. Duty of Care Wrongful...Continue Reading
After a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk, you may be wondering whether there is someone that can be held responsible. Property owners in Florida have an obligation to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. As a result, they can potentially be held liable if a dangerous condition on their property caused...Continue Reading
If you were injured in a preventable accident caused by another party’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Most personal injury claims are resolved before they reach the courtroom because the parties reach a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines the...Continue Reading
After a personal injury accident, especially car accidents, you typically have the option of filing a first or third party insurance claim. These terms have to do with which insurance company you file an injury claim with. What is a First-Party Insurance Claim? A first-party insurance claim is filed by a policyholder (the first...Continue Reading
It is a common misconception that people who suffer from seizures have all received a diagnosis of epilepsy. However, seizures can also occur as a result of other conditions. Some individuals suffer from psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, abbreviated as PNES. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are considered to be involuntary experiential and behavioral responses to internal or...Continue Reading
The social security disability program administered by the federal government is a necessary benefit for many individuals. This program helps individuals who suffer from a severe physical and/or mental impairment that prevents them from engaging in regular work. Applying for these benefits is not an easy task for several reasons. One of the main...Continue Reading
Social Security Disability is a federally mandated insurance program designed to provide assistance to people with disabilities. This program pays monetary and health benefits to individuals who are unable to work resulting from physical and/or mental health conditions. There are two disability programs. The first program is called Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI....Continue Reading
Residents of some states are subject to different standards of review if their first Social Security Disability hearing was denied.
Often, individuals whose Social Security Disability benefits case was denied at a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge choose to file a brand new initial claim for benefits. This can sometimes be a more successful approach to receiving benefits than appealing, as the Appeals Council will only send the case back for a new...Continue Reading