Any time a petition for benefits faces denial, you have the right to appeal the decision in court in a proceeding known as a hearing. During your hearing, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) overseeing your case will ask you a variety of important questions you must answer very carefully. The success of your hearing and […]
Independent Contractors Workers’ Comp FAQ
Workers’ comp law was first established in Michigan in 1912 as a means to protect relations between businesses and the laborers keeping them going. Workers’ comp law guarantees medical treatment, vocational resources, and lost wages to employees injured on the job regardless of fault. In return, employees cannot file civil lawsuits against their employers […]
Can You Receive SSD and SSI Benefits At The Same Time?
Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two very distinct benefits programs available through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Their only similarity is that they share a singular end goal: to provide relief for people who struggle to survive because of a disability. For this reason, it is even possible to secure […]
Can You Get A Second Opinion With A Workers’ Comp Attorney?
Workers’ comp attorneys are supposed to be on your side and give you the honest truth about your case. Throughout your case, your workers’ comp attorney should be your most reliable source of support and the person you can trust most. If you don’t feel this way about your attorney, though, you might be wondering […]
Top 10 Reasons A Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied: What You Need to Know
A staggering number of workers’ comp claims are denied every day. As a result, many employees are in the dark about what to do next. Before you can worry about that, though, you need to know what caused your claim to be denied at all. There are many reasons a workers’ comp claim can be […]
Cost-of-Living Adjustment Announced For 2022
Every year, beneficiaries anxiously await any news that has to do with Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) in the hopes of receiving greater assistance in the coming year. Thankfully, though, you don’t have to wait any longer. The COLA for 2022 has been officially announced, and our attorneys have some pretty good news for you about what […]
What You Should Know About The SSI Restoration Act
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hasn’t changed very much since it’s initial inception nearly half a century ago. For the last 30 years especially, stagnant asset and income limits have created huge eligibility issues that have resulted in millions of Americans being left without the assistance they deserve – or worse, in the position to have […]
What Do I Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied?
Workers’ comp claims can be denied for a whole host of reasons. You might not have been able to notify your employer immediately after your injury, you might not have sought medical attention right away, or maybe you’re just up against an insurance company trying to prove your injuries are old. Whatever the case may […]