Category Archives: Social Security Disability

The Social Security disability lawyers at our Raleigh injury law firm help people apply for disability benefits and appeal disability denials.

Can Injured Truck Drivers Receive Compensation in North Carolina?

In addition to helping truck accident survivors and their families, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP also help injured truck drivers. Our law firm has overseen workers’ compensation and third-party cases involving truck drivers who were injured on the job. You may have one or more options for compensation if you were injured in the course of your work as a commercial truck driver. Workers’ compensation: You may recover workers’ compensation benefits if you suffered an injury on the job. These benefits can pay for medical bills and some lost income. You may also be able to receive other benefits through the workers’ comp system. Although this blog is primarily discussing injuries, there are also benefits for family members of truck drivers who are killed on the job. Workers’ comp death benefits may cover future lost wages, funeral expenses and medical bills. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): You may…
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Attorney Scott Scurfield Achieves Certified Social Security Specialist Designation

Riddle & Brantley, LLP is proud to announce that attorney Scott Scurfield has been certified as a specialist in Social Security disability law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Scurfield, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the head of the Social Security disability team at our firm. If you do not already work in the legal profession, then specialty certification may be a confusing term. Specialty certification makes it easier for people to find attorneys with extensive experience and knowledge in a specific practice area, such as Social Security disability. It is not an easy task to achieve specialty certification. Furthermore, not all practicing attorneys are eligible to become certified specialists in a practice area. An attorney must meet the standards required by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Applicants must be licensed attorneys who are in…
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Are Adults Under 50 Eligible for Disability Benefits?

When people think of those that collect Social Security disability benefits, most are likely to think of older men and women who are injured on the job. However, there are also many men and women under 50 years old who rely on disability benefits. Unfortunately, young adults (men and women over 18 years old but under 50) can have a difficult time qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How Do Disability Benefits Work for Adults Under 50 Years Old? When a disability claimant is over 18 but under 50, the entire process, from the application phase to the hearing stage, is difficult. To qualify for Social Security disability as a young adult, the applicant must prove that he or she cannot work at virtually any job, and not just the jobs that he or she has previously held. Therefore, unless Disability and Determination Services…
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