Social Security Disability for Short Term Injuries Is a Good Idea

December 27, 2010 by Randy Zeldin

The present Social Security Disability law requires that a disability be anticipated to last for one year or longer, as a condition for benefits being paid. What happens to victims of car accidents or illnesses which last for less than one year? Unfortunately, they could starve without any income or medical care!!

In fact, according to Boca Raton Social Security Disability Attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq., there are many persons in Palm Beach and Broward Counties who cannot work for extended periods of time, but less than one year. Randy Zeldin, Esq. also has represented many individuals seeking Social Security Disability who have disabilities which are approximately one year duration, but must wait for nearly two years to achieve benefits.

Randy Zeldin, Esq., who represents Social Security Disability applicants throughout South Florida, advocates short term disability as a solution for individuals who are recovering from surgeries, accidents or flare-ups of chronic conditions. These cases could be handled in a stream lined system, to get benefits to needy persons promptly. The organization,
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illnesses, is similarly in favor of a change in the Social Security Disability laws.

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Broward Sheriff Office Ordered to Pay Deputy Workers' Compensation Benefits for Injuries Sustained In Motor Vehicle

December 17, 2010 by Randy Zeldin

The Hon. Judith Pecko recently ordered the Broward Sheriff Office to pay workers' compensation benefits to one of its deputies, for an injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The case, Pulido v. Broward County Sheriff, Case No. 10-005599KSP, was litigated on behalf of the deputy, by Boca Raton workers' compensation attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq.

In the case, Deputy Pulido, was a "floating" employee who could be assigned to one of several locations maintained by the Broward Sheriff's office during a given employment shift. On the night of the accident, Ms. Pulido was initially assigned to a location in Pompano Beach and before reaching the destination, was ordered by her supervisor to change direction and travel south to the main jail in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. En route on I-95, Ms. Pulido was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained injuries.

According to Deputy Pulido's Broward County workers' compensation attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq., the Broward Sheriff Office took an "unreasonable and unjustifiable position" and denied all workers' compensation benefits, including lost wages and medical care. Ms. Pulido was forced to utilize sick leave and her major medical insurance.

Judge Judith Pecko rejected the positions of the Broward Sheriff Office. She ruled that Deputy Pulido was clearly engaged in employment at the time of her accident, serving the interests and needs of the Sheriff. The case is a victory for law enforcement officers throughout South Florida, who must risk their lives on the roadways while serving the community, according to Ft. Lauderdale workers' compensation attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq.

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Social Security Applicants Need M.D. Cooperation

December 13, 2010 by Randy Zeldin

Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. a Social Security Disability attorney in Boca Raton, advises applicants to make certain of the following matters: 1. Speak to your doctor first and make sure that he or she will support your position for Social Security Disability. 2. Make sure that your physician has your medical records in order. 3. Make certain that your physician responds to the requests of the Social Security Administration to supply records and to answer questionnaires.

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