Social Security Disability And Workers’ Compensation Disability
People usually think of Social Security in terms of retirement income, but Social Security Disability is insurance designed to fill in the financial gap if you become totally disabled. Although this insurance is available, the agency does not just give it away; you need to prove that you are disabled and unable to work, which is not an easy task.
With more than 40 years of experience as an attorney in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area, I can work with you in the Social Security Disability process to help you get the money you need when you are unable to continue working. Contact me, attorney Gene Barton, online or call 662-260-6646 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Qualifying For Social Security Disability
Social Security is like insurance in case you are unable to work because of total disability. Many injuries and conditions could qualify you for this benefit:
- A heart condition
- A sudden automobile accident or other personal injury that renders you unable to sit at your desk all day because of unmanageable back pain
- Psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression
- Back and neck conditions
- Any significant medical condition that would prevent you from working for at least one year
While many conditions could qualify you, the most important thing to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance is proving that you are no longer able to work. As your attorney, I can help with the paperwork, doctors’ signatures and other documentation to prove your inability to work. If you have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, I can help you appeal and get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
If I don’t get you on disability, there is no legal fee.
Social Security For Children
Normally if a parent is determined to be disabled, minor children under 18 may draw a separate check. Frequently, clients do not realize it, but children may, depending on the circumstances, be able to draw a disability check as a result of a serious condition such as severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome and others.
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When an employee is injured at work, the company is often responsible for compensating the employee, especially when the injury involves:
- Lung disease
- Back or neck injuries
- Faulty equipment causing lost limbs
- Broken ladders causing broken bones
- Chemical spills causing blindness, cancer, burns and other injuries
- Repetitive injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome
- Any type of injury suffered on the job
If you have been hurt on the job, you can bet that the company and its insurance provider are not excited about paying you. As your lawyer, I will fight the system like a bulldog to get you the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ compensation practice has become more difficult in Mississippi as pro-business forces have weakened laws meant to protect workers. Workers give up their right to sue for damages in exchange for a no-fault type of insurance if they are injured on the job. The benefits are based upon the wage earning loss of the employee.
It is important that you seek legal counsel as soon as you realize you have been injured on the job, especially if you have a serious injury or a back injury. You should be warned that your employer will attempt to send you to its physician, known as “the company doctor,” and all efforts should be made to find a doctor who is not affiliated with the insurance company or the company and choose that doctor as your physician.
It is also important that you contact an attorney and notify your supervisor as soon as possible after you are injured. There are deadlines for filing your workers’ compensation case, and if you miss them, you lose your case.
No legal fee is owed unless I get you a settlement or award.
I suggest that with any serious injury or death that you hire an injury attorney immediately. Do not sign documents that have not been reviewed by an attorney. The company doctor may be more interested in the company than you.
Compassion, Empathy And Tenacity
I know you are not trying to take advantage of the system. Most of my clients in this area of law have been seriously injured or are unable to work because of a debilitating medical condition. I will handle your case with empathy and understanding and with tenacity regarding your Social Security benefits.
Please see our Social Security Disability Questionnaire.
Contact Me If You Are Suffering From A Disability Or Workplace Injury
Contact me online for a free initial consultation. I am a bulldog who truly cares about my clients and achieving the best results. I will not give up.