“Permanent Total Disability” in Workers Compensation Does NOT Require the Loss of Both Legs, But the “Inability to Use Both Legs for Work”

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Generally, in order to get wage loss benefits BEYOND the 500 week limit, a worker injured in the Commonwealth has to have lost 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 hands, 2 eyes, 2 feet, etc., in the same workplace accident. In a recent appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals, an employer’s argument that the Virginia

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President’s Ill Advised Executive Order Eliminates Requirements to Be a Federal Social Security Judge

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Judges should be selected from the best, brightest and experienced lawyers. Having someone sitting in judgment in a Federal court who has never actually tried the kinds of cases he or she is deciding is a recipe for disaster. However, President Trump’s executive order upends the system put in place to ensure that Federal Administrative

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How Do I Know If I Meet a Social Security Disability “Listing”?

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Most people may assume that if their doctors, therapists or other health care professionals write that they are “disabled from work,” they should automatically win their Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) case right off the bat. “Most people, unfortunately, are wrong,” notes Herndon disability lawyer Doug Landau, “as the Federal Government does not simply accept conclusory

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