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24 Jun

How to Prepare for Questions Asked at a Disability Benefits Hearing

When you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA), your initial application may be denied. In fact, many applicants are denied at first and their applications are not approved until they attend a hearing. To help you prepare for this hearing, we have compiled […]

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

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09 Jun

What to Know About Stacking Uninsured Motorist Benefits in Wisconsin

Uninsured Motorist coverage on your auto policy provides bodily injury coverage when you are involved in an accident with another vehicle that is not insured. Your auto insurance policy has certain coverage limits. If you carry the minimum required uninsured motorist coverage ($25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident), the maximum available for any one […]

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

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02 Jun

Liability for Damages Sustained in a Drowsy-Driving Accident

Most people have been behind the wheel while feeling fatigued. However, few truly know just how dangerous drowsy driving can be. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 100,000 accidents each year are due to drowsy driving. Drowsy drivers could be held liable for injuries and any damages that resulted from the […]

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

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18 May

Who May be at Fault for a Collision When a Vehicle is Going in Reverse?

Many types of collisions occur on Wisconsin roads each day, including collisions while driving in reverse. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 30,000 accidents per year involve one or more vehicles backing up. You may think these estimates are too high or that because backing up incidents often occur at low […]

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

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09 May

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Hearing Loss?

People often think that you can only claim worker’s compensation benefits for injuries sustained in a single accident. However, occupational injuries or illnesses are also covered under worker’s comp. Hearing loss is a common condition that workers in certain industries, such as manufacturing and construction, may develop over time. If you have suffered a loss […]

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

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02 May

What Are the Advantages of Settling a Car Crash Claim?

Most car crash claims are resolved in one of two ways: reaching a settlement or going to court. The best option will depend on the particular circumstances of a case. In some cases, going to court may result in a better outcome. However, there are a number of factors that can make settling more favorable. […]

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

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27 Apr

What if Your Boss Pressures You to Return to Work After an Injury?

The timeline to return to work begins on the day you became injured on the job. After your immediate medical needs have been met, your treatment and recovery are tracked until you can get back to work. During this time, your boss may pressure you to return to work quickly. He or she may even […]

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

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19 Apr

Talking to Doctors About Your Car Crash Injuries

When we visit the doctor for a checkup or to ask about a medical issue we are experiencing, sometimes we forget to mention things. You may not think that certain thing is worth mentioning but doctors can only treat symptoms they know about. This is especially important after being injured in a car crash. Being […]

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

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08 Apr

Fault for a Blind-Spot Accident with a Commercial Truck

All vehicles have blind spots that reduce visibility in front, back and to the sides. When drivers fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes, they can cause serious accidents. The same is true for commercial truck drivers. The larger the vehicle, the larger the blind spot and the more damage that can happen […]

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

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30 Mar

Can I Obtain Disability Benefits for Tendinitis?

When the tendons (the connective tissues between the muscles and bones) become inflamed, it can result in serious chronic pain. Tendinitis is often caused by repetitive movement over an extended period. This condition can make it hard to work due to its symptoms and related complications. If you have suffered from tendinitis for at least […]

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

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