Tips for Testifying in Court

Whether you are going to court for your Workers’ Compensation case or a Social Security Disability case it can make you very nervous.

Here are some tips to calm you and help you put the best light on your case.

Make sure you practice your answers. You can do this with your lawyer and at home with a friend or family member.

The attorney and the Judge may ask you a series of questions to help the court understand your case and health conditions.

For instance, in an Illinois Workers’ Compensation case the most important questions are how were you injured, what treatment did you receive, what is your condition like today, and what limitations do you have.

The attorney for the insurance company may try to attack how your accident occurred, and dispute that your injury is related to the accident.

The Judge wants to understand the circumstances surrounding your accident and how it impacts your condition currently.

In Social Security Disability cases the Judge wants to understand why you cannot work any job at this time. In addition, the Judge wants to understand your functional limitations regarding sitting, standing, lifting, walking, reaching, handling and fingering.

The Social Security Judge also wants to know how your conditions limit your daily activities and ability to do chores.

It is important to understand that the Workers’ Compensation Arbitrator or Judge decides your case on the basis of whether your accident caused your condition and the value is dependent on your limitations and the type of medical treatment you received.

Regarding Social Security Disability cases, the Judge has to decide if there is any job you can perform.

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

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Free tax assistance available at the Bloomington, Illinois public library.

Make sure to take advantage of your ability to receive tax refunds and earned income tax payments.

Social Security Benefits Will Keep Coming throughout Shutdown

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The Social Security Administration is funded through September 2019. This means retirement and disability benefits will continue to be paid and disability hearings will be held as scheduled.

Latest Disability News Shows Need for Lawyer

The investigative journalism of the Nashville Newspaper has shined a light on Social Security’s disability review procedures.

Doctors are paid per file to review Social Security claimants’ cases.

The faster they go, the more money they make.

They also deny many, many cases.

Frightening to think you are in the hands of someone like this.

SSA hopes that many people who are denied will never appeal and go away.

It saves the government a large amount of money.

Make sure that you understand the process and your rights.

It does not cost any upfront money to hire an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer. The lawyer is only paid if you win your case and you collect money.

You should get a Social Security lawyer right away to help you with your case and to appeal any denials as soon as possible.

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