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What is a Permanency Rating?

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Permanency Ratings are used in Workers’ Compensation cases. A permanency rating (also known as a Partial Permanent Disability or “PPD” rating) is a doctor’s rating for loss of use, range of motion, strength, sensation, etc., to an arm, leg, eye, etc.  The rating is given when a doctor determines that the patient has reached “maximum

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Open Letter from Former Commissioners of Social Security Administration in Response to National Public Radio (NPR) Piece

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National Public Radio (NPR) recently aired a report entitled, “Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America”.  In the piece, the NPR reporter launches attacks against the disabled and the attorneys that work to assist them in their quest to obtain disability benefits. In response, eight (8) former Commissioners of the Social Security

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Doug Landau selected as Virginia SuperLawyer

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Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau is pleased to be selected as a 2013 Virginia SuperLawyer, an honor he has received every year since 2006. SuperLawyers  goes through a complex and comprehensive process of screening and evaluation to recognize attorneys who have “attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement

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Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability cases: objective signs vs. subjective complaints

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When applying for Workers’ Compensation and/or Social Security disability benefits, you must document symptoms and the resulting limitations to your physical activity.  During visits with your treating physician(s), you will be asked to describe what you are feeling. It is very important to record objective signs to back up your subjective complaints. Your subjective complaints may

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