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14 Jan

Can a Passenger File a Claim Against More Than One Driver in an Accident?

Passengers involved in car accidents may be eligible to pursue full compensation for their injuries under Wisconsin law. As a passenger, you may be able to file an injury claim against any driver who was negligent and caused the crash. Depending on the situation, you may be able to file a claim with the insurance […]

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

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11 Jan

Can You Apply for Disability Benefits for a Mental Illness?

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for disability benefits. However, disability claims for mental disorders can be harder to prove compared to claims for physical impairments. Many people who apply for benefits for a mental illness are often denied. To improve your chances […]

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

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05 Jan

Qualifying for a Workers’ Comp Claim Due to Mental Injuries

In Wisconsin, someone who suffers from a work-related mental injury may be able to obtain worker’s compensation benefits from his or her employer. Our attorneys at Sigman Janssen explain circumstances when these benefits may apply and why you may want to consider having an attorney represent you and guide you through the claims process. Worker’s […]

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Workers Compensation

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28 Dec

What Are My Options If Employer Refuses to File a Worker’s Comp Claim?

If you have been injured on the job, you have the right to worker’s compensation benefits to help cover medical bills and lost wages. It is important to notify your employer of the injury as soon as possible. Your employer is then responsible for filing a report of your injury to his or her worker’s […]

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Workers Compensation

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20 Dec

Should I Appeal an Unfavorable Disability Hearing Decision to the Appeals Council?

If you receive an unfavorable decision after your disability hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), you may be able to appeal your claim to the Appeals Council. You must generally appeal 60 days from the date you receive the ALJ’s decision. The SSA will assume that you received the decision in five days from […]

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

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15 Dec

Why Online Car Accident Settlement Calculators Are Often Inaccurate

There are many online calculators that provide estimates for monthly loan payments or the cost of refinancing a mortgage. There are even calculators that estimate the value of a personal injury claim. However, estimating damages after a car accident has its own set of challenges. Online settlement calculators are often inaccurate because they can only […]

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

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10 Dec

Do Disability Recipients Automatically Qualify for Medicare and Medicaid?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) grants you disability benefits, you may at some point qualify for Medicare or Medicaid health care coverage. Individuals receiving disability benefits are either unable to work or are not working enough hours to be eligible for health insurance from their employer. Qualifying for Medicare or Medicaid will depend on […]

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

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01 Dec

Are Drivers Always At-Fault for Hitting a Motorcyclist?

Riding a motorcycle has its inherent risks, but drivers are expected to stay alert and be extra cautious for motorcyclists. When a motorcyclist is hit by a car, it is often presumed the driver is to blame for the accident. However, that is not always the case. Motorcycle riders should never assume that a driver […]

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

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22 Nov

Is it Hard for Crash Victims to Claim Compensation for a Soft-Tissue Injury?

Damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments is quite common in car crashes. Victims may also suffer other soft-tissue injuries such as sprains, strains and bruising to the back, head and neck. These types of injuries can take many forms and cause a great deal of pain, discomfort and limited mobility. However, soft-tissue injuries are not […]

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

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18 Nov

Is it Possible to Obtain Disability and Unemployment Benefits?

The short answer is yes. It is possible to get Social Security Disability benefits while you are receiving other types of government benefits. However, it is important to understand how these programs interact with one another and the impact they could potentially have on your disability claim. Unemployment benefits provide temporary income to unemployed workers. […]

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

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