The High Cost of Being a Heavy Equipment Operator and Social Security Disability Benefits

The cost of being a heavy equipment operator on your body is insurmountable. Simply stating that being a heavy equipment operator is hard on your body does not even begin to describe the effects your body feels after operating a piece of heavy equipment for years. Heavy equipment operators must focus on the jobs they Read More

The Importance of A Medical Source Statement to Your Patient’s Social Security Disability Claim

A patient’s medical file is filled with labs, X-rays, MRIs, statements of diagnosis, treatment plans, detailed notes and a dozen other documents, all which support your medical condition and prove that you are disabled. So why does an attorney need a medical source statement to support your Social Security Disability (SSD) application? Medical Source Statements Read More

Bipolar Disorder and Obtaining SSD Benefits

Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes extreme shifts in a person’s mood, energy and activity level. These shifts cause the individual to experience periods of extreme elation and energy (manic episodes) and periods of extreme sadness or depression (depressive episodes), and affect his ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. The Read More

What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in one or more parts of the body, usually the arm(s) and/or leg(s). While it can be hereditary (primary lymphedema), it most commonly occurs as a side effect to cancer treatment or an infection of the lymph nodes (secondary lymphedema). Lymphedema can range in intensity from mild to Read More

The Difference Between FMLA, Short-Term Disability and SSD Benefits

If you are unable to work due to injury or illness, you may wonder what options are available to assist you financially until you can return to work – if you are able to return to work at all. Here, we’ll explore the differences between three common programs employees turn to when illness or injury Read More