Disability And Injury Article Collection

When you suffer an injury that keeps you from work or you are hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have rights to compensation. Learn more about those rights and how to protect them with help from this informative collection of articles by our experienced disability and injury attorneys.

  • Meralgia Paresthetica and Long Term Disability

    What is Meralgia Paresthetica? Meralgia paresthetica, also known as Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, is a physical medical condition caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Symptoms include burning sensations, numbness, and tingling in the outer thigh. Compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of the thigh causes meralgia paresthetica. Patients may […]

  • Four Types of Surveillance That You Need To Know About and How To Protect Yourself During Surveillance

    Long term disability companies are well-known for hiring third-party investigators to put claimants under surveillance. They spend millions of dollars on surveillance to save billions in claims. They want to “catch” you doing something you shouldn’t like taking out the trash or enjoying your grandchild’s birthday party. The goal is to get footage that they […]

  • Long-Term Disability Lump Sum Settlements

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Taking a Lump Sum Settlement Versus Monthly Payments for Your Long Term Disability Case Sometimes insurance companies will offer what is called a lump sum settlement. A lump sum settlement means that instead of receiving monthly payments, you will be given a one-time payment equal to the number of months […]

  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome (aka Failed Back Syndrome)

    What is Post Laminectomy Syndrome? Post laminectomy syndrome, otherwise known as Failed Back Symptom, refers to pain that is either caused by or not relieved by back surgery. The cause is different in every patient and not always found. Sometimes scar tissue, bone, and soft tissue can press on spinal nerves and cause additional problems […]

  • Anthem Blue Cross Long Term Disability Insurance Attorney

    In California, Anthem Blue Cross is offering short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits to groups with 10 to 50 employees. These new plans are in addition to the disability products that Anthem has traditionally offered to employers with 51 or more employees. “Disability plans provide a source of income when employees can’t work,” said Mike […]

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Long-Term Disability Claims

    What Is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? The inability to control the muscles of your pelvic floor is called pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Your pelvic floor is made up of the ligaments and muscles in your pelvic region. It acts as a sling to hold up the organs in your pelvis including the prostate or uterus, rectum, […]

  • Why You Should Always Comply with Your Doctor’s Treatment Orders

    When the insurance company is reviewing your long term disability claim, they will be evaluating your credibility. They will be looking to see if the evidence you provided proves that you have been truthful about your symptoms, pain levels, and inability to work. The most common way the insurance company checks this is to see […]

  • Why Your Doctor, the Treating Physician, Is Important in an LTD Claim

    Most people understand that medical evidence in a long term disability claim is essential. But sometimes the importance of treating physicians are overlooked. So what role does your doctor play and how can you make sure they complete all the documentation that you need to file your claim? This article explains how important your doctor […]

  • The Challenges Physicians Face When Applying for Long Term Disability

    As a physician, you spend years learning how to care for sick patients and truly spend your days saving lives. But, if you become unable to work due to injury or illness and want to file for disability benefits yourself, you may be surprised at how complicated the process will be for you. In this […]

  • What is “Gainful Occupation”?

    Question: My insurance company says that I can work under “gainful occupation.” What does that mean? Most long term disability policies are divided into two disability types: “Own occupation” which is defined as being unable to perform the duties of your own occupation and “any occupation” is defined as not being able to work in […]