The purpose of social security disability benefits is to provide financial assistance to individuals who have disabilities. It is not unusual for social security disability claims to be denied on the first go-around – often because they do not contain the necessary documentation. Therefore, if you are filing a claim for social security disability benefits…

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Updated 12/21/2020 Governor Gavin Newsom on September 17, 2020, signed SB 1159 which codifies the COVID-19 presumption created by Executive Order N-62-20 and provides two new rebuttable presumptions that an employee’s COVID-19 illness is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if specified criteria are met. Employees who are sick can stay…

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During the Social Security disability benefits process, you will hear a lot of different terminology. It is important to understand what these terms mean, as certain designations can impact your eligibility for benefits. Two terms that can be confusing are Medical Improvement Expected (MIE) and Medical Improvement Not Expected (MINE). MIE and MINE are possible…

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Many people throughout the United States apply for Social Security Disability benefits every year, only to find out that their claim has been denied. In fact, only a select group of disability benefits applicants will actually receive social security disability benefits the first time around. Fortunately, however, in the event your claim for benefits is…

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Social media does more than just connect us to our friends and colleagues. We’ve grown accustomed to posting various aspects of our lives, but when it comes to legal matters, that’s not always a wise choice. If you’re applying for or receiving workers’ compensation benefits, it’s a good idea to be cautious when it comes…

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When you suffer an injury at work, a plethora of questions and concerns come into play: How will I recover? Who is responsible for paying for my treatment? Will my employer hire my replacement while I am recovering? With so much to concern yourself with, you may be tempted to wait before informing your employer…

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When you leave for work in the morning, you might never imagine that you will end up facing the long road to recovery from a serious work-related injury. However, accidents on the job can happen at any time – and in any industry or profession. It is important to know what to do following a…

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Workplace injuries can happen in many different ways. Some accidents on the job are true accidents, and no one might be at fault. In other situations, a co-worker or supervisor might have made a mistake that led to your injury, or perhaps you made an error that caused your own accident. Third parties that are…

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Each year, millions of Americans are injured on the job or exposed to an illness in the course of their job duties. As such, they may accrue expensive medical bills and be unable to go to work to pay their routine bills. For workers who have workers’ compensation benefits, accessing this financial should help alleviate…

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Work-related injuries can disrupt your life. You might need costly medical care, and many injured workers have to stay home and rest while they recover, resulting in financial strain. In some drastic situations, an injury might result in long-term disability. Workers’ compensation benefits exist to compensate workers for the costs of injuries on the job,…

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