What Conditions Qualify for Disability

Perhaps you have been in an accident, and you are no longer able to work. Does your injury qualify you for disability? Or maybe you have a condition that allowed you to work for many years but has recently worsened. Can you go out on disability? Determining what medical conditions qualify for disability can feel confusing, especially if you have no background in this type of thing. Luckily, you can find guidelines that will answer basic questions for you and help determine your eligibility.

Will I Qualify for Disability?

Social Security Disability Insurance is a program that allows certain people and their family members to collect payments if they become medically unable to work. To quali... Read more

The Difference Between Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers’ Compensation

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If you aren’t sure about the differences between Social Security and workers’ comp, you’re by no means alone. A lot of people have a hard time. It can also, in many instances, be hard to determine how regular Social Security and Social Security disability insurance differs. A New Orleans Social Security lawyer with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins can help clear up these complexities. In fact, Social Security disability insurance in New Orleans is one of our specialt... Read more

What is Worker’s Comp?

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Workers’ comp in Louisiana may seem straightforward, but it can be extremely complex if you haven’t had to deal with a claim before. A workers’ comp attorney in New Orleans with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins can help you navigate these complexities and make sure your rights are protected at all times. Here’s some information on how the program works and how a lawyer can help if you have any issues.

How the System Works

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Workers’ Compensation Claim Checklist

If you are hurt in a workplace accident, you have 30 days from the date of the injury to file a workers’ compensation claim or run the risk of losing your benefits. This can be a complex process, however, and it will take a lot of steps for your claim to be approved.   What to Do Here are the things you will need to do to obtain workers compensation.
  • After you file your report, make sure you get a copy of it from your employer. This will be extremely important should any sort of dispute arise over your claim because it will provide the evidence you need to not only show the date of t... Read more

What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation

bandaged hand Whether you work in an oilfield or simply have an office job, there is always the risk of a workplace injury. If this happens, you will be entitled to receive certain benefits under the Louisiana workers’ compensation program. Here is some information on how the program works and the types of benefits you may be able to obtain. How It Works If you suffer an injury or a workplace-related illness, you will first need to report the problem to your emplo... Read more