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When a Car Accident Keeps You From Working

Our advocates help the victims of motor vehicle accidents move forward with their lives when they can no longer work. If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident and cannot work, talk with us about your options. We represent people who have sustained many different injuries in car accidents or truck accidents, including the ones listed below: Leg, knee and ankle injuries Hip injuries Arm injuries Back injuries Head injuries/brain injuries/brain damage Neck injuries If you or someone you know has sustained these types of injuries in a motor vehicle accident, a personal injury lawsuit may be an option. But if your doctor says you cannot work, you may need to think of Social Security Disability benefits as well. Northwest’s Most Successful Social Security Disability Advocates Disability Law Office NW is Northwest’s Most Successful Social Security Disability Advocates. With locations nationwide, we are able to…Read More

Seizures Social Security Disability Claims

When you suffer from seizures you may not feel disabled, but you are certainly hindered from doing a lot of activities. You may be prohibited from driving a car or operating heavy machinery. You can’t be around unprotected heights. And your choice of occupations is seriously limited. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) often denies many seizures disability claims. The main reasons for denial of seizures disability benefits are the frequency (or infrequency) of the seizures and failure to follow prescribed treatment. When reviewing your seizures disability case the SSA will require copies of all your medical records, including a description of the seizures and the frequency that the seizures occur from a treating physician. The SSA also might ask for a description of your seizures from a family member or friend who has witnessed your seizures. The SSA’s parameters for seizures that qualify for disability are extremely strict – one wrong answer or missed medical…Read More

Stomach and Intestine Disorder Social Security Disability Claims

If you cannot work because of an illness that affects your stomach or intestine, Disability Law Office NW can help. There are many stomach and intestine disorders on the Social Security Disability list of impairments that could qualify you to receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income. When you work with a Social Security Disability advocate at Disability Law Office NW, we will get to know you. You may talk confidentially with us about what you have been treated for, where and when the treatment happened. We will also want to know about your work history. What jobs have you held? What duties were involved? This helps us get an idea of how your past work will be classified by the SSA, which can affect the final outcome of your stomach or intestine disorder disability benefits case. We will also talk with you about your medical history and help you gather all the records…Read More

Accidents Leading to Medical Conditions and Problems

When an accident keeps you from being able to work, filing a successful Social Security Disability claim may be the answer. Many people turn to an attorney or advocate for assistance. To learn how we can help you with an SSD claim, talk with the advocates at Disability Law Office NW by calling [number] or complete our online contact form. At Disability Law Office NW, we represent people who have been injured in work-related and non-work related accidents of all types, including the ones listed below: Workplace accidents/workers’ compensation: Many people think that workplace accidents leave injured workers only one option: workers’ compensation. This is simply not true. If you have been hurt on the job and you can no longer work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits as well as workers’ compensation. The best way to find out is to call Disability Law Office NW about your job site injury. Car Accidents: Our advocates…Read More

Workplace Accidents and Workers’ Compensation

Depending on the kind of work you do and your employer, workplace accidents often become workers’ compensation matters. This makes a big difference when you have been hurt at work. Resolving your work injury involves knowing workers’ compensation law, as well as knowing the law on personal injury and other government benefits that might be available. At Disability Law Office NW, we are up to the challenge. If you have been hurt on the job, the best way to find out your options is to call Disability Law Office NW about your job site injury. At Disability Law Office NW, we can help you decide what actions are right for you after an on-the-job injury. We can answer any questions you have. We’ll guide you through the steps of filing a claim or appealing a claim that has been denied. Construction Site and Scaffolding Accidents We’ve always appreciated how men and women who work on…Read More

Veteran’s Disability Benefits

The United States of Veteran Affairs offers benefits for those with disabilities as a result of their military service. They also offer a pension for disabled wartime veterans but only if they have limited income and are disabled or over 65 years of age. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers many other benefits for veterans, service members and their families. To see all of the benefits available, you should go to the VA website. You can find the website link at the bottom of this page. In this section, we will explain who qualifies for VA benefits and discuss the new legislation recently passed that will allow veterans to hire attorneys to help in their pursuit of VA disability benefits. Eligibility To be eligible for VA benefits you must be a veteran, a veteran’s dependent, a surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran, an active duty service member, or a member of…Read More

Why Work with a Social Security Attorney

Residents of Lake Oswego, Portland and the Northwest who are unable to work due to a disability are eligible to receive social security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Whether your situation is medically apparent or not, receiving your benefits can take an unbelievable amount of time, if not done right. A Social Security Attorney Can Help The most important reason to hire an attorney to help with your disability case is your chances of being approved are significantly increased. While it’s true that some people who apply on their own are approved for benefits, statistics show that, everything else being equal, Social Security is more likely to approve an applicant who’s represented by legal counsel than one who isn’t. Working with a social security attorney can expedite the application process and earn you more benefits than you would filing your own case. An attorney can also ensure that the filing process is done right the first time.…Read More

Do I Have to Quit My Job to Get Disability?

A physical or mental disability can be extremely debilitating to your life. For thousands of Americans, their disability prevents them from working full 40 hour work weeks. If this is you, it is essential to speak with an experienced Social Security disability attorney as soon as possible. You do not have to quit your job to earn Social Security disability. However, you must earn less than the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) set forth by the Social Security Administration. Qualifying is not only the number of hours you work. SGA means the amount of money you make per month. For example, an employee who is earning $9.00 per hour and working 20 hours per week will have a better chance of qualifying than an employee who is earning $30.00 per hour and working 20 hours per week. Currently, for 2019, a gross income (before taxes) of $1,220 per month is considered SGA. If a person makes more…Read More

How Long Does It Take to Get Disability Benefits

The question of how long it takes to get disability benefits is not an easy one. The timing depends on many factors, including but not limited to financial circumstances, severity of injury, appeals, and geographic area. Some cases may be won in 30 days. Other cases can take up to two years. There is emergency assistance for some cases. An experienced disability attorney can help expedite your disability claim. The Quick Disability Determination program was designed for people whose “medical conditions are so serious that they clearly meet our disability standards,” Social Security Administration. The technology allows the Social Security Administration to identify claimants with the most severe disabilities, and approve their claim within a few days. Compassionate Allowances quickly identifies medical conditions that meet the Social Security Administration standards. These medical conditions include but are not limited to some cancers, adult brain disorders, and a number of rare disorders that impact children. Terminal Illness (TERI) cases are for claimants whose medical records…Read More

Will I Receive My Social Security Benefits Forever?

After being rewarded Social Security benefits, many clients ask whether they will receive their benefits forever. The answer is that if their medical condition does not improve than yes, they will receive the benefits forever. However, all beneficiaries of Social Security are subject to periodic screening. If your condition has improved than your benefits may be revoked. Although there is no set time for Social Security to review your case, on average a case is reviewed every 3 years or 5-7 years. Reviews can be quicker is the Administrative Judge expects you to improve from your medical condition quicker. Your Social Security benefits may also be terminated if your income exceeds the maximum amount allowed by Social Security. Often, Social Security will need a breakdown of your monthly earnings, as well as doctor’s bills and medication to continue to quality. Your Social Security disability attorney can help you gather the paperwork to maintain your benefits. Few people…Read More