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What to Expect When Settling a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There is no legal requirement for any party to settle a workers’ compensation claim, but some employees who are injured in workplace accidents find that doing so provides a number of advantages. Under workers’ compensation laws administered by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, an employee, employer, or insurance company can settle at any time… Read More »

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Can I Work While Waiting for a Decision on SSDI Benefits? Look at Your SGA

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are like many people seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may be facing a common dilemma: You are hurting and unable to work, but your normal bills and household expenses do not simply go away because of your condition. Plus, it is likely that you are incurring additional… Read More »

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Does a Personal Injury Case Offset Social Security Benefits?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Accidents that cause personal injuries can be devastating, but you do have options to recover compensation from a person whose negligence was a factor. If you were hurt due to a car accident, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, slip and fall incidents, or other type of accident, you can file a claim and seek… Read More »

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What is my “Disability Date” for SSDI?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer from a medical condition that affects your ability to work, one of the first issues that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider in providing Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) is your “disability date.” This factor is critical because it tells the SSA when you became eligible to receive for SSDI… Read More »

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SSDI for Self-Employed Individuals: Three Tests

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are self-employed and have been paying into the federal program established by the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA), you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Upon becoming disabled and being unable to work, your rights are similar to any other employee whose employer deducts under the Federal Income Contributions Act… Read More »

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Mental Disorders and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

You can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a wide range of medical conditions, but mental disorders can be much more difficult to establish as compared to physical issues. Physical conditions tend to be more obvious and provable by medical records; mental disorders are hard to quantify, especially in the eyes of… Read More »

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Maryland Social Security Disability Attorney?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Even when you believe you may be entitled to Social Security Income (SSI) benefits for a disability, there are some challenges you face with enforcing your rights. Without a legal background, you may not understand the application process or know where to begin. The logical step would be to retain an experienced Social Security… Read More »

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SSI Versus SSDI: Two Distinct Programs for Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people use the terms “SSI” and “SSDI” interchangeably but, though there are some common elements, they are not the same. The acronyms stand for Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, respectively; both are managed by the Social Security Administration and refer to the benefits qualifying individuals may receive due to disability…. Read More »

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Your Rights Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Accidents in the workplace are common, causing injuries to around 65,000 workers in Maryland every year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Victims do have rights under state workers’ compensation laws, but these cases work very differently as compared to typical personal injury cases based upon negligence. For one, workers’ compensation claims are… Read More »

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FAQs on Disability Benefits for Back Pain

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

An American Chiropractic Association report demonstrates how serious back pain can be in the context of disability and employment, referring to such statistics as: Back pain is among the most common reasons that a person misses work; While respiratory infections top the list, back pain is the second most frequent reason people visit a… Read More »

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