Anticipation: What to Expect With SSDI Benefits

If you find yourself unable to work at your job because of a medical condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a benefits program aimed at former workers. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays workers that qualify for a sum of money each month if they can no longer perform the tasks of their most recent position. You might be curious as to what you can expect so read on to learn more about how much money you may be paid. [Read More]

Consequences Your Lawyer Might Face After You File a Complaint

If you believe that your lawyer is not adequately representing you, there are steps you might be able to take to hold your lawyer accountable. However, before you fill out a lawyer disciplinary complaint, you will want to make sure that your lawyer has taken actions that would justify a complaint. Then, there are several consequences your lawyer might face. Situations That Do Not Constitute Unethical Conduct Even if an attorney makes a mistake when representing you, this does not usually constitute a breach of ethics and will not warrant disciplinary action. [Read More]

When A Workers' Comp Claim Filing Goes Wrong

Those hurt in the workplace have several rights and most are protected by laws and regulations. To say that workers don't suffer from filing a workers' comp claim is inaccurate, though. If you are just trying to be paid the workers' comp benefits you need but are experiencing workplace retaliation, read on for some guidance. Watch for the Signs of Retaliation Your employer might not be pleased with your injury and the resulting claim, but retaliation that rises to the level of the below examples is a sign you need to take action. [Read More]

When Does The Good Samaritan Law Apply To Malpractice Cases?

Normally, when a medical professional performs an action that is considered negligent, that individual would be held responsible under medical malpractice laws. However, there are circumstances where this is not the case. For example, some states have "Good Samaritan" laws that can be used as defenses against accusations of medical malpractice. Therefore, you'll need to speak to a personal injury lawyer about how these laws might affect your personal injury case. [Read More]