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Can You Get Disability Benefits for Anxiety?

April 26, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Man with depression talking with counselor.

Individuals who suffer from anxiety or panic-related disorders may apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Related disorders include: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Panic disorder Social anxiety Several specific phobias. All of these disorders...

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in OH

March 14, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Disabled man applying for social security disability in Ohio.

If you are no longer able to work due to a disability, you should be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who cannot work so...

Pursuing Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain in Ohio

February 5, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Woman suffering from chronic pain in her neck.

According to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20 percent of Americans live with chronic pain. Nearly 20 million of those individuals suffer from high-impact pain. In other words, they suffer from...

Do You Know the Difference Between SSD, RSDI, and SSI in Ohio?

January 7, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Woman filling up social security disability claim form.

Social Security is a complex federal system, which many people view as a mystery. At Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., L.P.A., we help individuals who are suffering from disabilities to understand and make sense of the laws and programs...

How Do I File an Appeal for My Workers' Comp Claim?

December 14, 2018 by Steven D. Maas
Injured patient consulting her lawyer about injury claim.

Ohio law provides workers’ compensation benefits to most workers who are injured while on the job. However, all too often, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation denies legitimate claims. If this recently occurred to you, don’t let it be the...

Why Social Security Disability and Survivor Benefits Matter

November 5, 2018 by Robert L. Heller
Social security disability claim concept.

News reports about prospective changes in Social Security almost exclusively focus on adjustments to retirement benefits and their impact on aging workers. But Social Security disability and survivors’ benefits programs are also multi-billion-dollar, tax-supported programs that make monthly payments to...

Is There a Vocational Job Training Program for Injured Workers?

October 3, 2018 by Richard L. Magill
vocational rehabilitation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) vocational rehabilitation program focuses on restoring or maximizing an injured worker’s abilities and minimizing absences from work. The program places a strong emphasis on helping the injured worker return to a position with...

What Is the FROI-1 and How Does It Affect My Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim?

September 5, 2018 by Richard L. Magill
Injured patient from work consulting lawyer for claims.

Being hurt at work can be one of the biggest financial setbacks an Ohio family can experience. Here in Northeastern Ohio, our communities were built by strong, independent, and hardworking men and women who often put in more than a...

How to Prove an Injury Happened at Work

August 6, 2018 by Steven D. Maas
Man helping the woman injured at work.

Workers’ compensation benefits can be a lifeline for employees injured on the job, particularly if they are temporarily or permanently unable to return to work. Most employers offer some form of workers’ comp insurance, but getting access to the benefits...

What Is an Incident Report?

July 16, 2018 by Joseph A. Moro
Woman filling up incident report.

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you were probably already told that you need to fill out an “incident report.” Perhaps your boss or supervisor gave you paperwork to complete, or your union shop steward has told you that...

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