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22 Sep

Can You Obtain Disability Benefits After Knee-Replacement Surgery?

Knee-replacement surgery is a common surgical procedure to help reduce pain and improve mobility to a knee damaged by arthritis. Although most people are able to make a full recovery after undergoing this type of surgery, some people may become disabled due to knee-replacement complications. These complications may include persistent knee pain, implant failure, infection, […]

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Social Security

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20 Sep

Connecting a Back Injury to a Car Crash

Back injuries are an all-too-common result of car crashes. These injuries can be quite serious and require extensive treatment. In most cases, a full recovery is not possible. Many car crash victims are left with costly medical bills, lost income from missing work, ongoing physical pain and emotional distress. If you have suffered a back […]

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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13 Sep

Is it Ever Too Late to Call a Car Accident Lawyer?

Many accident victims are unsure if they need a lawyer to help them pursue compensation. They may think that their injuries are not that serious, or that it cannot be that hard to navigate the legal system. However, a delay in calling a lawyer after a car accident could harm your potential claim.  You may […]

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06 Sep

What Are the Steps in a Wisconsin Auto Accident Insurance Claim?

Getting injured in a car accident can be a stressful experience, especially if you sustained an injury. You may be unsure of what to expect during an auto accident claim. The claims process can be complex as consists of several steps, which is why it is in your best interest to have an attorney on […]

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30 Aug

Will You Be Required to Testify at Your SSD Hearing?

In most cases, the answer is yes. You may be required to testify at your Social Security Disability (SSD) hearing. Your testimony will be crucial to your disability claim. You have a chance to explain how your medical condition has affected your ability to work and perform daily tasks before an administrative law judge. Not […]

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23 Aug

Determining Legal Liability for Damages in a Sideswipe Collision

Sideswipe collisions happen all too often on Wisconsin roads. These collisions can occur when two vehicles are traveling in the same direction or when two vehicles are traveling in the opposite direction. Even at slower speeds, a sideswipe collision can cause a driver to lose control, spin out and hit another vehicle. Common injuries include […]

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16 Aug

Can You Obtain Disability Benefits for a Crush Injury?

Many types of physical impairments may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI). This includes crush injuries. A crush injury to the hands and fingers can cause stiffness, decreased movement, a weakened grip and an inability to bend your fingers. This can make it hard to maintain substantially gainful employment […]

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05 Aug

What Medical Expenses Can Be Included in a Claim for Compensation?

If you were harmed in a crash, you may have suffered significant injuries that require ongoing and extensive medical treatment. Medical care can be expensive, placing a financial burden on you and your loved ones. However, you may be able to seek compensation to cover medical bills you have incurred while recovering from your injuries […]

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02 Aug

How Refusing Medical Treatment May Affect Your Car Crash Claim

It is not uncommon for car crash victims to refuse medical treatment at the scene. They may be feeling some neck or back pain and not think it is serious. However, refusing medical treatment could be reason enough for the insurance company to pay out less in compensation than you need for your claim. Our […]

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25 Jul

Watching What You Say at a Social Security Disability Hearing

Disability hearings in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ) are less formal than traditional courtroom hearings. However, these hearings should be taken seriously because they determine whether or not you meet the Social Security’s definition of being disabled. What you say to the ALJ at the hearing is likely to be an important factor […]

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