Social Security Disability, Failing the Disabled
Every time we get a paycheck we also see the deduction for Social Security taken out of our bottom line. Suddenly you are stricken with a terrible illness or injury rendering you unable to work. You have treated with a host of doctors for months or even years and the prognosis is the same, you are not able to work. You apply for Social Security Disability and you are DENIED! That is the result of over two-thirds of all applications for disability. Never mind the volume of medical records documenting the treatment and condition by qualified physicians substantiating permanently disability, your claim nonetheless is denied. The result is that many people who should prevail do not and become so frustrated that they give up. Others hire qualified attorneys and demand a hearing thereby forcing the issue and more often than not prevail. To learn more about the Social Security Administrations culture of denial, see the following CBS news report.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)