Archive for April, 2013

What To Wear At Your Social Security Hearing

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

My clients often ask me what they should wear at their Social Security Disability Hearing and I advise them to wear casual clothing that they feel comfortable in. I suggest they dress like they would when meeting a friend to see a movie or going out for a casual dinner. Also I advise people to wear long sleeve clothing if their forearms are displayed in tatoo’s, to remove any piercing rings from their eyebrows, nose or lips, to not wear any hats or caps and only wear a minimal amount of jewelry. You want to make a favorable first impression to the judge deciding your Social Security disability claim.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

Auto Accidents and Medical Treatment

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

When you have sustained injuries in a vehicular accident in Florida you need to seek immediate medical treatment to assess the seriousness of your conditions and to document your accident-related injuries if you have to file a personal injury claim under the at fault party’s bodily injury insurance coverage. Further remember that Florida is a No-Fault state which means if you are fault for causing the collision you can still have your accident-related medical bills covered under your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. Regardless of who is at fault you need to seek medical care.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Personal Injury Attorney

Doctors and Social Security Disability Claims

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

When filing a Social Security disability claim make sure you discuss early in the process with your treating doctor(s) if they are willing to complete any Medical Source Statements (MSS) that your attorney may want the doctor to complete.

A Medical Source Statement is a form provided by your attorney to be completed by your doctor that has options the doctor can check off and write the basis for their opinions on your limitations and restrictions. For example, a MSS may have questions requesting how many continuous hours a claimant could stand in an eight hour workday or how many days the claimant would miss in a month or how much would the claimant be off task in a work day due to their medical conditions.

Sometimes a doctor will refuse to complete a MSS for the Social Security disability claimant and it is best to know upfront if your doctor will cooperate with you and your attorney in documenting the extent of your medical conditions.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

Social Security Disability Hearing

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

How to present your best case for Social Security disability benefits at your hearing.  Be specific in detailing your limitations, restrictions and problems when testifying to the judge. Always be honest and truthful as all of your testimony is under oath.

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Hello world!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Welcome to the Nuebel Law Firm, P.A. Blog. This Blog will provide useful information regarding Personal Injury Law and Social Security Disability Law. Comments are always welcome!