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“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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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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Does One Family Member’s Receipt of Social Security Disability Make Another Family Member’s Case Harder?

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Does a wife’s receipt of Social Security Disability make her husband’s Disability benefit case harder? How about her son or daughter’s claims? The short answer is “one family member’s receipt of Social Security Disability Income (“SSDI”) based upon their own medical and earnings record, should have no impact on another’s application for benefits. And, if

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