Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 28 for a man who was struck while crossing Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee, in early December. The 53-year-old man lived for another six weeks after the car accident, before losing his battle and passing away on Jan. 18. Services for the Rule High School graduate took place
Social Security Disability beneficiaries should not be worried about continued benefits just because of the continued payroll tax cut. Before 2011, employees and employers each paid 6.2% of taxable payroll. However, the payroll tax cut passed in December 2010 provided that the employees would pay only 4.2% in 2011. The employers’ rate remained at 6.2%.
Several Tennessee-based advocates of workplace safety have rallied together in an effort to reform the standards involved in work-related safety. Within six months in Tennessee, three workers tragically died on bridge projects. Two of those deaths took place in Knoxville and one in Memphis. Now, advocates from East Tennessee are standing up to say that
In 2011, The House Republican Small Business Task Force met on workers’ compensation issues and prepared a study that state officials, business groups, labor leaders and legal experts are eager to review. The task force has some issues that they want addressed, but it may not be until 2013 before any legislative changes take place.
Social Security Disability and SSI claimants beware who you entrust your valuable disability claim to! Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran an article based on interviews with former “Binder and Binder” employees revealing potentially fraudulent behavior and misrepresentations to the government. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has asked for an official inquiry into the action
Driving is a symbol of freedom and independence for many people, young and old. Cars can allow us to live our lives, helping us to accomplish the things we need to do from day to day. Yet as drivers begin to age, the risk they pose to themselves and other drivers is likely to increase.
Many parents often wonder if their child qualifies for Childhood SSI disability benefits due to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI. The requirements are actually more stringent. If the child is not working and has “severe” impairments, the Social Security Administration
Traffic laws exist to help protect motorists across the state. When people fail to follow the law, accidents can occur. Car accidents are very scary and can be life-threatening. As a victim of a car accident, you may face injuries that could severely affect your life or the life of a loved one. Unfortunately, injuries
Social Security Disability and SSI claimants are usually represented by Appointed Representative. The Social Security Administration recently issued final regulations revising the Rules of Conduct and Standards of Responsibility for Representatives that become effective on January 23, 2012. See 76 Fed. Reg. 80241 (Dec. 23, 2011) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-23/pdf/2011-32923.pdf. The final rules revise the “prohibited actions” in the Rules of
Being injured on the job can be a frightening experience. Employees in Knoxville and throughout the state of Tennessee expect that their employers will maintain a reasonably safe work environment. However, sometimes things go wrong. Last week, a diesel fire erupted in at the Young Zinc Mine in New Market, Tennessee, east of Knoxville. A