Monthly Archives: May 2014

Vocational Disability in Tennessee Workers’ Compensation

     For injuries occurring prior to July 1, 2014, vocational disability is a central issue in Tennessee Workers’ Compensation cases.  In making an assessment of vocational disability, the trial court may consider many pertinent factors, including job skills, education and … Continue reading

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“Advanced Workers’ Compensation Issues” Seminar with John Dreiser Coming Up

     As a reminder, on July 22, 2014, in Knoxville, Tennessee, John Dreiser will be present on the topic of Advanced Workers’ Compensation for National Business Institute (NBI).  This six hour seminar (CLE 6.0 includes 1.0 hour of ethics) has … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Crohn’s or Inflammatory Bowel Disease

     A person can qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits if she suffers from Crohn’s disease or another form of inflammatory bowel disease.  Crohn’s disease, also known as Crohn syndrome and regional enteritis, is a type of inflammatory … Continue reading

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Average Processing Time for Social Security Disability Hearings Increases and Approval Rates Decrease

     Social Security Disability and SSI claimants are waiting longer to have their cases heard and fewer cases are being approved.  The national average processing time for claims before the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is up to 392, … Continue reading

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