Social Security Disability Benefits for Lymphedema
Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in various parts of the body. This swelling occurs when there is a problem affecting the lymphatic system. The swelling is due to a build-up of lymph fluid in the body. The affected swollen tissue has an accumulation of fluid which is rich in protein and is usually drained...Continue Reading
Charcot’s Foot Social Security Disability Benefits
Charcot's Foot is a disabling condition that can cause severe and debilitating pain for those who suffer from it. It can drastically reduce mobility, making it difficult or impossible to stand or walk. Fortunately, there are social security disability benefits available to help those with Charcot's Foot manage their condition and alleviate the stress...Continue Reading
Lost Wages in Workers’ Compensation Claims
Under the Florida Workers Compensation Law, lost wage benefits are paid based upon disability from a work-related injury. What is disability? Disability means you are unable to earn the same wages you were earning at the time of injury. To prove disability you need to show a casual connection between your loss of wages...Continue Reading
Attendant care: How can my spouse or family member get paid if I am injured at work?
There are two broad categories of Workers' Compensation benefits: indemnity benefits, which cover lost wages or reduced earnings; and medical benefits, including treatment, prescriptions, equipment, attendant care expenses, and mileage reimbursement. What is a care attendant? A lot of people don't think about it, but attendant care can be a huge medical benefit. If...Continue Reading
Working with Accommodations and Receiving Social Security Disability
With rising costs of living, many people who struggle to maintain regular employment due to their health conditions wonder if they can perform any work. This is especially true while they are waiting for Social Security Disability benefits to be approved. To answer this question, it is helpful to have an understanding of what...Continue Reading
Social Security Disability for Cushing Syndrome
Cushing Syndrome, also known as hypercortisolism, is a disorder which results in having too much cortisol in the body. Cortisol under normal circumstances is released into the body during times of stress and increases heart rate, increases blood sugar, manages blood glucose, managing respiration, and increases muscle tension. Cortisol levels are controlled by the...Continue Reading
When can you get workers’ compensation benefits?
Under the Florida Workers Compensation Law, benefits are paid based upon disability. What is disability? Disability means you are unable to earn the same wages you were earning at the time of injury due to injury. To prove disability you need to show a casual connection between your loss of wages and the injury. ...Continue Reading
Social Security Disability for Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Syndrome
Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Syndrome (abbreviated as GSS) is a rare neurodegenerative brain disorder. It is extremely rare and almost always inherited. The typical age of onset is between the ages of 35 and 55. The symptoms, progression of the disease, and level of severity can greatly vary among affected individuals. What are the symptoms of GSS?...Continue Reading
Long COVID and Social Security Disability Benefits
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, the total number of COVID cases in the United States has reached almost 94 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from COVID have surpassed one million. Most people who are infected with COVID recover within a few weeks. However, some...Continue Reading
Claiming Workplace Disability?
Under the Florida Workers Compensation Law, benefits are paid based upon disability. What is 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”. In other words, you need to show that you...Continue Reading