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  • How an Attorney Can Help You Appeal Your SSD Claim

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 31-Aug-2017

    Social Security Disability (SSD) is a government program that pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you become disabled and can’t work. Monthly payments from SSD provide relief for the expenses of ongoing medical treatment and everyday living, making it a coveted program. Applying to the program is a pretty straightforward process, but unfortunately, getting denied is ...
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  • Is your PPD Settlement Calculated Correctly?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror, Esq. || 18-Aug-2017

    One common question that injured workers have is the following: what, if any, money will I receive based on my case? This question, of course, has the same answer as other areas of law: it depends. Not all injured workers receive settlements. When using the word “settlement” in this context, it does not mean that the employer or insurer is paying you money to drop the case such as in ...
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  • What Are the Benefits of Long-Term Social Security Disability?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 14-Aug-2017

    When a person becomes disabled long-term and cannot work, they have the option to apply for monthly benefits through the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. The financial assistance that SSD provides can help you pay for current and future medical bills, as well as your rent and utility bills that are now much tougher to manage with your loss of wages. This is a quick rundown of the benefits ...
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  • Important Change in the Law for Injured Workers: Will the Medical Handcuffing Stop?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror, Esq. || 8-Aug-2017

    As of July 1, 2017, there are many important changes in the workers’ compensation (WC) laws in Nevada. One of the most crucial changes is the right for the injured worker to seek an independent medical examination (“IME”). Prior to this change in the law, NRS 616C.140 allowed insurers to require the injured worker to submit to an IME for whatever and whenever the insurer wanted. ...
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  • Helpful Tips to Prevent Driver Distraction

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-Aug-2017

    Distracted driving has become one of the most concerning dangers on public roads. Although driver distraction has been around for as long as there have been automobiles, today’s level of distraction behind the wheel has become a problem of epidemic proportions - and it causes thousands of preventable injuries and deaths each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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