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September 2012 Archives

Tennessee football player settles workers' compensation claim

As many readers in Tennessee are aware, the football season has only recently gotten underway for another year. Our state's NFL team, the Titans, hope to make it a winning season. For one former player, the new season marks the end of a long workers' compensation claim that ended recently in a winning settlement for the former player.

Childhood SSI Benefits

     Childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to children from birth up to age eighteen. To qualify for childhood SSI benefits, a child must meet the Social Security Administration's definition for disability for children and the parents must have low income and few resources. 

EEOICPA ORNL (X-10) Special Exposure Cohort Approved

Great news for EEOICPA claimants!  On September 18, 2012, the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health approved the Special Exposure Cohort petition for employees with certain cancers, who worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10), for the period from June 17, 1943 through July 31, 1955.

Fatal Tennessee crash caused by driver negligence?

The cause of a tragic Tennessee car accident that took the life of one local woman and injured others is unclear at this time. A passenger car and a pickup truck crashed head-on at an intersection of U.S. Highway 411. It appears that both drivers and several other passengers were injured in this terrible collision, in addition to the passenger who was killed. This accident may leave many wondering if it may have been caused by driver negligence.

Tennessee truck accident ends in injury and death

The exact details of a recent multi-vehicle crash on a Tennessee highway are still being determined. What is known is that the truck accident involved a car colliding with two tractor-trailers. The driver of the car, a 53-year-old male, was killed in the accident.

Personal Injury Lawsuit from Accident on Washington Pike

The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser, on behalf of their client, Sarah Tinder, who saw three people killed in a hit-and-run accident on Washington Pike, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the accused driver.

Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability and SSI Claimants

     Social Security Disability and SSI claimants received good news in July of 2012 when the Social Security Administration issued SSR 12-2p. Up until now, SSDI and SSI claimants met varying levels of scrutiny when alleging disability based on fibromyalgia. Administrative Law Judges routinely denied claims finding complaints not credible, that impairments were not severe, or no medical diagnosis - just to name a few. SSR 12-2p states that fibromyalgia may be a medically determinable impairment when it is established by appropriate medical evidence.

Pedestrian killed in Highway 441 crash in Tennessee

Police in Tennessee are conducting an investigation aimed at discovering what events led to an accident that claimed the life of a female pedestrian recently. The woman was reportedly crossing a local highway when she was struck by a car and killed. As happens in many such car accidents, the accident reconstruction team has been called into recreate the crash.

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