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SSDI Monthly Payment: How Is It Calculated?

Many forms of disability income, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are based on limited resources and income. Others are based simply on how severe your disability is. Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), on the other hand, requires you to have worked and paid taxes into the Social Security system for a certain period of Read More

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How The Workers’ Comp Claim Procedure Works In North Carolina

Workers’ compensation claims arise when an employee gets injured on the job and files a claim through their employer’s or state’s workers’ comp agency for compensation for their damages. If you’ve been hurt at work and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, keep reading to get a better understanding of what all is involved Read More

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Workers’ Compensation: What Is My Accident Worth?

When you’re hurt in the course of your work duties, worker’s compensation is there to protect you and make sure that you have the funds needed to pay your medical bills and get some level of weekly compensation to pay your bills and stay above water while you recover. Many people wonder what kinds of Read More

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Can I Get Social Security Disability For Headaches?

We recently had a client come into our office who was suffering from severe migraines. She stated that she did not think she had a chance to get disability with “only” headaches. It is usually the case that there is some test for a serious medical problem and this will be used as evidence at Read More

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What To Do If You’re Denied Social Security Disability

Social Security is a vital protection under our federal government that protects us not only in our retirement years but whenever we become injured and too disabled to work. Under Social Security, people who are disabled can collect disability insurance (SSDI) and in some cases supplemental income (SSI). Unfortunately, people who need this money are Read More

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What The “Damages & Compensation Formula” Means For You

When trying to determine how much they will offer an injury claimant, insurance companies will often resort to a predictable formula. This formula is just a ballpark estimate and relies on many variables, but it can help you predict the upper limits of a possible settlement offer. Since settlement negotiation for a personal injury claim Read More

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How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Negotiate Settlements?

Settling your injury claim is somewhat like taking a bid on a job or other similar negotiations where both sides must arrive at mutually agreeable terms. Contrary to what some may think, the settlement amount available to them for an injury is rarely cut and dry. Insurance policy limits are guidelines, for example, and the Read More

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Workers’ Compensation and Nerve Damage: Am I Covered?

There are many different kinds of injuries you can suffer, and almost everyone carries the potential for nerve damage. Nerve damage, when it occurs, can mean a long and painful road to recovery. Sometimes recuperation from nerve damage can even take years, and it can be very expensive. As a result, many wonder if workers’ Read More

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Why Are Work Injury Claims Different Than Personal Injury Claims?

When you’re injured at work, you may be aware that you are entitled to coverage for your injuries under workers’ compensation laws. Many people, however, fail to understand the important differences between a claim filed under workers’ compensation laws and a claim filed as a personal injury case. The two forms of injury are very Read More

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Questions You Should Ask Your SSDI Lawyer Before Hiring Them

A SSDI lawyer is an attorney that handles Social Security and disability cases. Social Security is an extensive system that has many rules and regulations. People with disabilities can petition the Social Security administration to receive monthly stipends. In order to secure payments, petitioners must present proof that they have a disability and need government assistance. Read More

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What A Winston-Salem Worker’s Compensation Lawyer Can Do For You

Vocations can come with a certain set of risks. Oftentimes, workers are injured or fall ill due to a work-related incident. If this happens, an employee is entitled to submit a workers compensation claim with his or her employer or insurance agency. Unfortunately, companies and insurance carriers are looking to save money, and paying out Read More

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Why You Should Have A Lawyer At Your Disability Hearing

If you have sustained a disability and require disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that you present your case in court to an Administrative Law Judge. Rather than representing yourself and risking a judge denying your request for disability benefits, hiring a lawyer to represent you and present your case to the judge Read More

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What To Do If You’re Injured By An Unsafe Working Environment

If you had been subjected to an unsafe working environment, getting hurt on the job may have been entirely avoidable. Most company’s workers’ compensation insurance will take care of injured employees, but these benefits do not always provide enough to compensate employees for their injuries. Injured North Carolina workers might want to meet with a Read More

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How An Injury Rating Impacts Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation is used by employers to provide them with a means of insurance in case of injuries in the workplace. Workers’ compensation, or workers’ comp, provides workers with payment of wages, and helps take care of medical bills and disability while the employee can’t work. It sometimes lasts for a time when the employee Read More

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How A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

So, you got hurt on the job and now you’re not just dealing with physical pain, you’re also dealing with legal issues. The fortunate news is that a lasting impairment from a work injury means you’re eligible for payments from your workers’ comp insurance company. But be careful: once a settlement has been signed, it Read More

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Why You Need A Workers’ Compensation Attorney After A Medical Exam

If you are filing a workers’ compensation case, sometimes there may be a dispute about your medical condition, and the insurance company, hearing officer or judge may ask for you to undergo an IME—or independent medical examination. Most often the insurance company chooses the doctor, and the IME will be used as evidence in your Read More

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Why You Need To Be Prepared For A Car Accident

It Can Happen to You Odds are pretty slim that you will get struck by lightning tomorrow. It’s pretty unlikely that you will be swept up in a tornado. Chances are pretty good you won’t be swallowed into a sinkhole. But a car accident? Now that could happen. And odds are good that in your Read More

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How To Prevent A Work Injury From Hurting Your Future

Sometimes you’re working and you suffer an injury or illness that seems relatively minor. Maybe you think you’ve just sprained a wrist, or you catch a cold. You figure let it go, and it’ll get better on its own. Before you know it, it turns out that you’ve got severe carpel tunnel, bronchitis or emphysema Read More

Welcome To The Team Mr. Hall

Charles F. Hall, IV, has joined Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law. He is a graduate of Washington University, has a Master of Arts Degree in Religion from Wake Forest, and is a graduate of Michigan State Law School. He also handles claims for Veterans’ Benefits. Read More