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Denied Social Security Disability Applications
  • Published: November 23, 2020

Applying for Social Security Disability or SSD benefits is an involved process. Some people wait months after they submit an application to get a response. It can be both financially and emotionally devastating to find out that Social Security Disability benefits have been denied, but that may not be the end of the road. If you have been the subject of a denied SSD application, Cardinal Law Partners can help. By following a four-step appeals process with the help of a legal expert, you may be able to convince the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you are eligible for SSD benefits. Initial Denial Is Common It is common for a Social Security Disability application to get denied initially. The Social Security Administration is strict about approving applications to prevent fraud. Their reasoning is that the only the most severe cases…Read More

Facts About Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Published: November 2, 2020

Disability affects an average of one in every six working Americans. It often results in financial hardship. Disabled individuals face unique challenges such as limited work abilities, long-lasting impairments, and more. Supplemental Security Income and Social Security disability insurance are essential for more than 12 million people. America’s Social Security system offers critical lifelines through these programs to provide major assistance for those in need. Who Receives Social Security Disability Benefits? The individuals who receive SSD benefits includes disabled adult children, disabled widows or widowers, disabled workers, and others. The latest numbers show that the average amount received in SSDI payments is $1,258 per month. Some payments can be as high as $1,800 per month, while others are as low $800 per month. Payments may be reduced if the recipient is receiving disability payments from sources other than Social Security.…Read More

Workers’ Compensation Claim – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Published: October 28, 2020

Can You File A Workers’ Compensation Claim For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Your occupation may include repetitive stress as part of your everyday activities. While repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome are common in the workplace, they are often covered under workers’ compensation laws. If your workers’ compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome is denied, the first thing to do is seek legal representation. We’ll take a close look at the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome and the instances in which workers’ compensation benefits should cover the condition. What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that develops in the wrist when tendons and nerves are compressed. It can occur due to median nerve compression over time or due to repeated pressure. The median nerve is one of the major nerves in the hand. It controls…Read More

Workers’ Compensation If You Resign?
  • Published: October 26, 2020

Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation If You Resign? People may quit their jobs for any number of reasons, but a pending workers’ compensation claim can complicate things. Employers may owe an individual workers’ compensation benefits; should the worker resign, he or she may wonder about eligibility for receiving such dues. The question therefore becomes, “Can I still collect workers’ comp if I quit my job?” Workers’ comp and Social Security Disability can be complicated, from the applications through the actual receipt of benefits. Job resignations aside, the best decision one can make in this situation is to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in workers’ compensation and SSD benefits. Additional factors must be considered in the event of a job resignation. Are You Going To Quit Your Job? Before you make any decisions about quitting your job, it’s…Read More

Workers’ Compensation Claim For Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Published: October 23, 2020

The simple answer to “Can you file a North Carolina Workers’ Comp claim for repetitive stress injuries?” is “Yes.” Workers in the state of North Carolina have the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation if they receive on-the-job injuries due to repetitive stress or repetitive motion. Still, it’s important to have more information about repetitive stress injuries in North Carolina and the workers’ compensation claims that accompany them. When the average layperson thinks of getting injured on the job, particularly those that make it impossible for individuals to continue working, they often think of major accidents. Major accidents can range from heavy equipment mishaps to falling off a ladder or scaffolding. These are job-related injuries that result from isolated but traumatic events. There are, however, other types of on-the-job injuries that can occur, such as repetitive motion injuries…Read More

10 Tips For Negotiating A Dog Bite Injury Claim
  • Published: October 21, 2020

Seeking compensation for an injury caused be another person or animal can be filled with challenges. The best thing to do in this type of situation is to find an experienced personal injury attorney. While such an injury could sometimes be settled without legal counsel, there are certain negotiation techniques that can help you navigate a dog bite injury claim. By hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer, pursuing compensation for your injuries will likely be less stressful, generate a bigger payout, overall run more smoothly. Dog Bite Injury Scenario Let’s say someone else’s dog bites you. You will likely expect compensation for your damages (medical treatment, missed work, pain and suffering, scarring, etc.). More often than not, this will mean contacting the insurance company of the dog owner and filing a claim through their homeowner’s insurance. For the best possible…Read More

Death Benefits For Surviving Family Members
  • Published: September 4, 2020

What Are The Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits Available For Surviving Family Members? In 2018, 5,147 employees lost their lives at work in the United States. In 2019, 5,250 workers died on the job. This increase of employment-based deaths is troublesome, leading many to wonder what the leading causes of fatalities are in the workplace. The subsequent question is then asked about the deceased’s survivors: are family members of the departed’s family entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits? Transportation incidents account for approximately 40% of deaths in the workplace. Additional causes include the following: Harmful chemical exposure Being struck by equipment or objects Slips, falls, and trips Workplace violence Occupations With High Fatality Rates Some occupations are obviously more dangerous than others. Outdoor occupations tend to present the highest frequency counts and fatality rates. These are jobs where employees are not…Read More

Benefits Of A Workers’ Medical Compensation Claim
  • Published: September 2, 2020

Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, employees who contract a disease at work or are injured at the workplace are entitled to specific benefits. If you are filing a workers’ comp claim in NC, there are a number of things you should know. First, there are different types of compensation: Disfigurement Death benefits Permanent disability compensation Temporary disability compensation Medical compensation Below, we will primarily concentrate on coverage for a medical compensation claim in NC. Worker’s Compensation Medical Benefits In North Carolina The Workers’ Compensation Act of North Carolina states that when an employer or their workers’ compensation insurance company accepts an injured worker’s claim as compensable, they “shall” provide medical compensation. These medical benefits are provided without financial obligation from the insured worker, such as coinsurance or co-pay. In connection with an injury, the medical treatment typically included/covered…Read More

Workers’ Compensation For Scaffolding Accidents
  • Published: August 31, 2020

Understanding Workers’ Compensation For Scaffolding Accidents According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 4,500 injuries and 60 deaths occur in the US each year as a result of scaffolding accidents. If you are one of the individuals suffering from a scaffolding related accident injury, it’s likely that the injury has resulted in lost wages and costly medical bills. You likely have questions and Cardinal Law Partners may have the answers! “After my scaffolding accident, what should I do?” “Who is responsible for damages after a scaffolding incident?” In the ideal scenario, individuals who are injured as a result of scaffolding accidents will immediately contact a knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Certain things to be aware of, however, involving scaffolding accidents and workers’ compensation include safety measures and scaffolding; scaffolding accidents in the workplace; and third party…Read More

Workers’ Compensation If You Contract Covid-19?
  • Published: July 17, 2020

For most Americans, life has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. To date, though some have been more fortunate than others with fewer infections, no state has been completely spared. Workers and their families have lots of questions regarding the coronavirus and workers’ compensation during COVID-19. Getting sick from this pandemic means lost wages, missed work, medical bills, and more. If an individual contracts COVID-19 as a result of their job, are they covered under workers’ compensation? The short answer here should be, yes. Got Covid-19 On The Job? Should You File A Workers’ Compensation Claim? Again – short answer – yes. If an employee is injured on the job or becomes ill as a direct result of their job, they fall under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Most people are familiar with more cut-and-dry situations, such as if a…Read More

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