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Testifying about Your Physical Limitations

Posted on April 11, 2016

  Prior to attending your Social Security disability hearing, your Ohio Social Security disability attorney will explain to you the questions that you will be asked by the judge during the hearing. It is very important that you understand what the judge is asking and how to answer these questions. The Main Questions You Will Be Asked During your hearing, the following four questions will be the main questions asked by the judge about your case: How long can you walk? How long can you stand? How long can you sit? How much can you lift? The Right Way to Answer These Questions In many other types of cases, your attorn … read more

Making a Social Security Disability Claim for Anxiety-Related Conditions

Posted on April 4, 2016

If you or a loved one suffer from certain types of anxiety-related conditions, you may have a claim for social security disability. Understand, subjective medical claims such as these can prove more difficult to pursue. A qualified Cuyahoga social security disability attorney can review your claim and help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of it. Anxiety-related Medical Conditions Anxiety based conditions can run the gamut. An individual may suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression or post-traumatic stress. In many cases, the disorder or condition is not one that can be objectively measur … read more

How Do I Know If I Will Be Approved for Benefits?

Posted on March 28, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions that a Cuyahoga Social Security disability lawyer encounters is the belief that a person isn't disabled enough to apply for benefits. A Cuyahoga Social Security disability attorney can explain why a person should take the first step by applying for benefits. Older Applicants One reason why it is important for an individual to apply is because Social Security regulations allow for a person to have a less significant impairment the older that he or she gets. The ease of being approved for benefits becomes stronger as the applicant gets older. For example, the process becomes easier at age 45 for some appl … read more

Role of Treating Physician

Posted on March 21, 2016

The Social Security Administration and the Cuyahoga County disability lawyer who represents you generally have a number of questions for the treating physician. For example, your Cuyahoga County disability lawyer may ask the treating physician to provide specific information about the claimant or his or her impairments. Purpose of Getting a Treating Physician's Opinion The Social Security Administration believes that the treating physician can provide a vital perspective because he or she is in the best position to offer a detailed picture regarding the claimant's impairments and the progression of these impairments through time. This indiv … read more

Avoid Attention: Common Red Flags in Personal Injury Claims

Posted on March 14, 2016

It would be nice to believe that all personal injury claims are completely honest and legitimate claims by genuine victims. Unfortunately, some people try to game the system and file claims that misrepresent the true extent of their injuries. For this reason, insurance companies have special surveillance departments whose job it is to investigate suspicious claimants to see if they are telling the truth. This is called “sub rosa investigation,” and you and your Cuyahoga County disability attorney should try to avoid it, even if your case is genuine. If the surveillance unit observes something about you they think is suspicious, they will … read more

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