I hope you saw my partner’s article last week about how Social Security is not just for retirement. It’s also for people who are unable to work due to physical or mental problems. But one of the things which prevents deserving people from getting the disability benefits they deserve is the language barrier. I was […]
For ten years of my professional life I did nothing but defend ALJ decisions in federal court on behalf of SSA at its Office of the General Counsel (OGC). In my private practice, I handle federal court appeals for various attorney and non-attorney representatives. Through this experience I have reviewed countless federal court transcripts and […]
The first thing I say to every new client is that the process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits or SSI is a marathon, not a sprint. I tell that to them because sometimes it can take years to get the benefits that people deserve. It does not seem so bad when a huge check […]
Yes. It’s just that simple. The issue becomes how much of each you can get. The law provides that an individual can not receive in benefits more than 80% of what they were earning before they became disabled. In other words, your workers compensation benefits and Social Security disability benefits combined cannot be more than 80% of what you were […]
You would like to think that it is based on how bad their conditions are, but that is just not the case. To some extent, varying results are a function of the enormous size of the Social Security disability adjudication system. With so many variables and such individualized determinations, result are bound to vary to an extent. Another factor that […]
If you are currently out of work because of a physical injury or condition, an illness, or a mental condition there is no reason to wait to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. Simply put: If you think you have a disability, you can and should apply today. At the law offices of Chermol & Fishman […]
Two of the clients we recently represented in federal court actions, Joe Jones and Mildred Quinones, were featured in an article by Delaware’s News Journal regarding mistaken adjudications by SSA. We are proud to have won both of these cases in federal court.
Assault and Battery Assault and battery are often heard together; however, they are separate legal claims. An assault is putting a person in immediate fear (or apprehension) of physical injury or offensive contact. Battery is actually using force to harm another individual. Birth Injuries Birth injuries are injuries to a baby, which occur during delivery […]