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High Cost Of Veterans Healthcare

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Government benefits are meant to last a long time and pay for things such as Social Security, unemployment, and veterans benefits. Many people fight for their country in hopes that they will receive good benefits once they retire. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. It’s costing a lot more than expected to take… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation For Workplace Violence?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of workplace accidents, you may think of slips and falls, machinery accidents, crashes, electrocutions, and overexertion. However, workplace violence is also an issue that plagues many workers in the United States. In fact, acts of violence are the third most common cause of fatal workplace injuries in the country. Workplace violence… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Cases Are Falling Despite Remote Worker Injuries

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in early 2020, it was predicted that workers’ compensation claims from work-from-home injuries would rise. They haven’t, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all is well. Remote workers are suffering from various medical conditions due to informal work-from-home setups. Workers are using couches and beds as… Read More »

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How Much In Social Security Disability Benefits Will I Get?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have worked for many years and have suddenly become disabled due to illness or injury, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits are available to those who have a work history as well as a disability expected to last one year or longer. If you qualify for… Read More »

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Can You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits Multiple Times?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you’re disabled and unable to work, you may be able to file for Social Security Disability benefits. However, getting approved is not an easy process. So what happens if your claim gets denied? Should you file an appeal or is it better to start the process all over with a new claim? It… Read More »

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Man Pleads Guilty To $1 Million In Veterans Benefits Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans benefits are for those who have served our country. Many veterans are able to receive disability benefits when they suffer debilitating service-related injuries while on duty. However, sometimes servicemembers lie about their injuries in order to receive benefits. This was what a North Carolina man did. The 57-year-old veteran defrauded the Department of… Read More »

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Do SSDI Benefits Increase If Your Condition Worsens?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You suffered a disability after getting into a car accident and now you cannot work. Your condition is getting worse, to the point where you can barely move. You are currently receiving disability benefits, but if you let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know, will they increase your Social Security Disability benefit amount? The… Read More »

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Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When a person is injured in the workplace, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all employees file a claim for some reason. They may not understand the process or may not think they qualify for benefits. There are a lot of misconceptions about workers’ compensation benefits. If you’ve been injured… Read More »

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VA Working On Expanded Benefits For Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been working tirelessly to expand benefits for veterans. The department has been focusing on efficiency to ensure that veterans have full access to the benefits they are entitled to receive. However, there have been some technological hiccups along the way. The VA has been focused on expanding… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people who work with computers perform the same tasks repeatedly. So do some factory and manufacturing workers, as well as other employees. These repetitive motions can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by the compression of the median nerve, which travels down the arm. Besides pain,… Read More »

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