Mental Disorders and Disability Benefits

His name is Charles.  He fought in Iraq.  He had his share of close calls with improvised explosive devices and other types of roadside bombs.  He served two tours, and he lost many of his...

You may have heard the term “at-will” employment.  That means that an employer can generally hire and fire at its discretion.  Thus, an employee works at the “will” of the employer.  But before you think...

What Is Involved in Proving Wrongful Death?

He was a school teacher. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his three adult children, and his grandchildren.  Like every morning before, he walked across a rural roadway to get the morning paper.  Sadly,...

Product liability cases are a fascinating offshoot of personal injury matters. Why?  Because they cover a range of different types of injuries, they happen in varied circumstances, and they cover all types of products on...

Here’s the Reason You Need a Motor Vehicle Accident Vocational Expert

“It was a simple car accident, won’t testimony by eyewitnesses make my case for me?”  Not always.  In every car accident case, there are really two aspects that matter.   First, you need to prove the...

In any type of personal injury matter, particularly medical malpractice, your case is about damages.  And proving damages is the best way that you can obtain compensation, or obtain compensation for your clients, that is...

Recent Case Study: The Use of a Vocational Expert for Social Security Disability

There is no substitute for learning through real-world examples.  So, in this article, we thought it would be helpful to those who are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits...

Are you representing a client who was severely injured in a car accident, and needs assistance with medical care and day-to-day life activities?  Do you have a client who is permanently disabled after a serious...

What is the Dual Role of a Vocational Consultant?

As a practicing attorney, you may have heard the term “vocational consultant,” but you may have never really thought seriously about using one in one of your disability or divorce cases. Indeed, the notion of...

The ability to do work, to earn a wage, and support oneself is a laudable goal. In many cases, work results in self-sufficiency, independence, dignity, purpose, and even meaning in one’s life.   For many disabled...