What to do with a Work Injury and Social Security Disability

The combination of a work injury and a Social Security Disability filing makes for a complicated situation.

A workers’ compensation award or settlement has the potential to reduce or wipe out your Social Security Disability benefits if you are not careful.

This may result because the Federal Government has written the law in such a way as to offset disability benefits when you receive Workers’ Compensation.

The government allows you to write settlement contracts in a way that is favorable to you. However, you must follow the rules or you will be penalized.

Do not settle a Workers’ Compensation claim without it being examined thoroughly by an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.

Questions about your Work Injury case and Social Security Disability claim? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury and Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Behind the scenes peek at Nursing Facility Finances

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Make sure to check out the nursing facility where your loved one stays.

Questions about potential abuse or neglect? Contact a lawyer.

How Important are Medical Records to Your Injury Case

Whether you have a work injury case or a Social Security Disability case the medical records will tell the tale of whether you win or lose.

The Arbitrator or Judge will examine the medical records closely to determine how you were hurt, what injuries you sustained, your medical treatment, how your injuries limit your activities.

Make sure that your medical records accurately reflect the reality of your injury and your condition.

Tell the doctor and nurses if you were hurt at work and how it happened.

Tell the medical providers all the body parts that are injured

Tell your doctors how you hurt now and how it bothers your lifting, walking, standing, or use of your hands and arms.

Do you need to elevate your legs throughout the day? Tell the doctor.

Do you need a cane or brace? Tell the doctor.

Make sure that your medical records help your case, not hurt it.

Questions about your Work Injury or Social Security Disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Attorney at 309-827-4371.

Serious Work Place Injuries have far reaching Impact

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Financial stress and chronic pain result in long lasting problems.

Make sure to get all the help you can: mental, physical, spiritual and legal.

Contact an Illinois Work Injury Attorney to protect yourself.