Month: February 2011

Herniated Disks and Social Security Claims for Disability Benefits.

Many people seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits are suffering from a herniated disk or several herniated disks.  The presence of a herniated disk or other back and neck conditions , if severe enough,  can automatically qualify a person  for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. The key to whether … Continued

Stipulations in Florida Workers Compensation Cases Can Force the Workers Comp Carrier to Provide Medical Treatment.

Historically, a Florida workers compensation claimant attorney will enter into pretrial stipulations with the insurance company attorney regarding injuries for which the Florida workers compensation insurance company accepts responsibility and agrees to provide treatment.  The workmens comp Judge then enters an order approving the stipulations.  For instance, a Florida workers compensation claimant’s lawyer and the … Continued

Social Security Disability and SSI Claimants Get No Cost of Living Allowance for 2011

By now Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Social Security Retirement recipients have received their January 2011 checks and many are unpleasantly surprised.  More than 55 million  people who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will not  see an increase in 2011. The Social Security Act provides for an adjustment in Social … Continued

Appellate Court Addresses Burden of Proof for Payment of Temporary Partial Disability Benefits and the Voluntary Limitation of Income Defense in Florida Workers Compensation Claims.

Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) workers compensation benefits in Florida are payable on three conditions.  First, you must not be at maximum medical improvement (MMI).  Second, you must have work restrictions that prevent you from performing your job  or other jobs your employer has or finds for you.  Third, you must be earning less than 80% … Continued

2011 Maximum Compensation Rate, Florida, Workers Compensation

Effective January 1, 2011 the maximum compensation rate in Florida workers compensation cases has been increased to $782 dollars per week.  This is a $10.00 increase over the maximum compensation rate in effect for accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2010. In November of each year, the Agency for Workforce Innovation determines the statewide … Continued