Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law

August 2017 Archives

What is a schedule loss of use benefit?


For many New Yorkers, going to work is just part of their daily routine. Yet, when an unexpected workplace accident leaves them injured, their routine may be thrown out the window. These injured workers may find themselves unable to work and in need of extensive medical care if they hope to recover from their harm and get back to work. However, oftentimes workers who suffer an on-the-job injury are unable to fully recover.

New York firm fights for its clients' disability benefits


As previously discussed in this blog, many Social Security disability claims are denied. There is a variety of reasons for this, but in most instances, disabled individuals are unable to convince a claims adjudicator that his or her medical condition meets federal requirements necessary to be deemed disabled. Other claimants see their claims denied due to their lack of work history or a filing error. Regardless of how it comes about, a denial can leave a disabled person desperate for the assistance they need.

SSD benefits are often initially denied


No one expects to become disabled. Yet, every year a significant portion of the population finds themselves with a debilitating injury or illness that renders them unable to work. For these individuals, their financial security can be put in jeopardy. Not only are they unable to obtain a wage, but they are usually also in need of significant medical treatment. This is why it is critical for these individuals to seek Social Security disability benefits, which may provide them with money to help cover their lost wages and medical expenses.

What are the most common injuries nurses suffer from?

Nursing is a demanding profession, and whether you are an RN or CNA, you likely know that the job is often just as strenuous as it is rewarding. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nursing boasts more nonfatal occupational injuries than any other profession, so medical providers should be proactive in protecting themselves.

What are SSD compassionate allowances?


Going through the process of qualifying for Social Security disability benefits can be tiring. The adjudication process can be long and drawn out, especially when a denied claim needs to be appealed. This can be frustrating on many fronts. After all, disabled individuals who suffer from an injury or illness that leaves them unable to work need financial assistance in order to make ends meet. This can be especially hard to deal with when an individual suffers from a severe medical condition that, on its face, is obviously disabling.

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