5 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions Regarding Workers’ Comp

What IS workers’ compensation? The simple definition of workers’ compensation (sometimes called workman’s compensation) is a benefit provided to those who become ill or injured as a result of a workplace incident. This generally presents itself in the form of wage-loss because of an injury with associated medical expenses that are payable by the employer’s […]

5 Things That Help When Applying for SSDI Benefits

When applying for social security disability insurance benefits, many think that it will take years to get the earnings they need to qualify or that it is impossible to get approved in the first place. While it is true that 2/3 of SSDI applicants have to apply more than once and some might not get […]

Long-Term Disability Claims

Long-Term Disability Litigation

You rarely notice the $10 per paycheck that goes to your long-term disability (“LTD”) Insurance – until you need it. Illness and injuries can lead to you being off work for weeks, months, and maybe years. Your LTD insurance is supposed to provide you with 50% or more of your earnings, if you meet the […]

Evidentiary Requirements for Proving Long-Term Disability

A long-term disability (LTD) policy covers a part of an employee’s income should they become incapacitated. Some employer’s offer LTD coverage as part of the employee benefits package. You may purchase one yourself if your employer does not offer it. Buying LTD insurance is the easy part. Making a claim, on the other hand, is […]

Is it Harder to Prove a Social Security Disability Claim Based on a Mental Impairment?

Approximately one-fourth of the total applicants for Social Security Disability list some form of mental disorder as their primary impairment. The majority of the mental impairment claims include anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, and depression. However, such claims are difficult to win if you do not understand how the SSA reviews such claims or know the […]

Two Important Factors in Determining Your Value as an Employee

All companies have some form of metrics set up to help them gauge the performance and engagement of their employees. A few decades back, companies focused on performance management, as they believed that clear objectives, the right strategy and vision, people with skill sets, and alignment toward their goals were the key to creating a […]

Can Anxiety Qualify You for Social Security Disability?

It’s normal to get anxious. But if your worries or fears are excessive, don’t go away, and only get worse over time, you may be suffering from anxiety which can begin to interfere with your ability to do everyday tasks or live your life. If you suffer from a severe form of anxiety, will it […]

What to Disclose to Your Social Security Disability Attorney

If you or a loved one feel that you are entitled to social security disability benefits, it’s important to talk to an attorney with extensive experience in this area of the law before, during, and after the application process. The attorney can help you navigate the application process and help you give you the best […]

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“Mr. Melkonoff was very honest and he is well educated about disability laws in proving my case,and the staff at the Schiffman Law Office,were very helpful and kind, and I highly recommend this law office, and Attorney Mr. Melkonoff and give them a 5 star rating.”