5 Commonly Asked Questions
1. Do I need a lawyer?
That’s a perfect question. Our job is to help you determine if you have a legal issue. If your concern deals with Worker’s Compensation, Social Security claims, a personal injury or veteran’s benefits you’ve come to the right place. We can answer your specific questions during our free, no-obligation initial consultation.
2. What injuries are covered under Worker’s Compensation?
Most on-the-job injuries are covered by worker’s compensation. Even if an injury was not caused at work, but was significantly aggravated by employment, you are still entitled to worker’s compensation. Back, knee and wrist injuries are covered; however, people have also received benefits for psychiatric problems, arthritic conditions or in some situations, heart attacks.
3. What benefits am I entitled to under Worker’s Compensation?
Worker’s Compensation pays for weekly benefits while you are off work, medical benefits related to your condition and vocational rehabilitation benefits. Weekly benefits continue while you are not working and may continue for years. Medical benefits include payment of doctor visits, prescriptions, surgeries and medical appliances. Under this provision, family members or others can collect payment for services an employee can no longer do for himself, such as preparing meals or getting dressed.
4. If I am injured at work, am I entitled to Social Security benefits?
Many injured workers are also entitled to either social security disability (SSD) or Supplement Security Income (SSI). If you are receiving regular social security benefits and you are not yet 65 years of age, you might be entitled to social security disability benefits which could increase your monthly benefits. If you think you may be entitled to social security, or just have questions related to your benefits, please give us a call and schedule a visit to discuss your case.
5. Do you handle personal injury and veteran’s cases?
Yes. If you have been injured in a car accident, bitten by a dog or injured in a motorcycle accident, give us a call and we’ll arrange a free consultation. If you have been injured while serving in the armed forces, we can help you obtain benefits or increase your rating to get you further benefits.
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