Can I Choose My Own Workers Comp Doctor?

The short answer is No. The longer answer is detailed below. Often, employees who have been injured at work and call my office want to know why they can’t receive treatment from their primary care doctor or a specialist recommended by their primary care doctor. The best analogy we can come up with is the […]

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Does Workers Compensation Cover Hearing Loss In Indiana

When you work in an industry where you are exposed to especially loud noises, such as manufacturing or construction, you may suffer from hearing loss over time. When this happens, you may need to take some time off from work or stop working altogether so that you can focus on doctor visits and preserving as […]

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Indiana Workers Compensation Law

As an Indiana statutory benefit for employers and employees, Indiana Workers’ Compensation laws create a type of insurance offering. Under the Indiana Work Comp system, an injured Indiana worker will be provided wage replacement (2/3 of their average weekly wage) and medical benefits when they are injured in the course of their Indiana employment. The trade-off for […]

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How Is Income Treated When Applying For Medicaid?

We previously discussed the differences between assets and income in regards to applying for Medicaid. Now we will examine how Medicaid treats income. The information below is an abbreviated overview of individual income taken into account for eligibility under Medicaid. For married couples, both incomes are considered when determining Medicaid eligibility.  When the income is […]

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What Is The Difference Between SSDI And SSI

When applying for social security, it is important to understand which program you may qualify for. Social security has two main programs. The first program is known as Social Security disability income (SSDI). SSDI provides monthly income for those who are unable to work due to a disability. To qualify for SSDI an applicant must […]

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