Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

Tucson Disability Law Blog

Seasoned support professionals add valuable experience to Clymer law firm

Like most organizations, successful law firms are only as good as the administrative and office staff professionals supporting it. It's no different at Brian Clymer Attorney at Law where capable and experienced legal assistants and office administrators 'grease' the wheels of the operation and keep it running smoothly.

Notice of Claim Status -- the legal document that controls nearly everything in a workers' compensation claim

Just in the last six months, we've reviewed the claims files of several injured workers and discovered that the workers' compensation carrier has not issued notices of claim status while each of these workers moved through the stages of workers compensation.

"Ignorant" and "wacky" theories about Social Security baffle benefits expert

Several times a year, Tom Margenau takes on the worst of the worst myths about Social Security and debunks them in his syndicated column, "Social Security and You", which is published locally every Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star.

Gay widower sues Social Security Administration over denied spousal benefits

Attorneys Brian Clymer and Autumn Menard, along with co-counsel Lambda Legal, recently filed a lawsuit against the Social Security Administration. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on behalf of Michael Ely, a 65-year-old gay man, seeking spousal benefits based on his 43-year relationship with his husband.

Mistake-riddled medical records may lead to delays or denial of medical treatment

Insurers have successfully pushed toward requiring "objective" measures and "evidence-based" medicine before authorizing treatment for patients and injured workers. It means doctors must document their physical exam findings and accurately record the patient's history to justify treatment recommendations.

Streak continues as peers choose Brian Clymer for 2019 edition of 'Best Lawyers'

Brian Clymer was selected again by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of "Workers' Compensation Law -- Claimants." This marks the 24th consecutive year that Brian has been chosen in his practice area by his peers.

Beware of new 'full and final' settlement statute

On August 3rd new rules go into effective in Arizona regarding "full and final" settlements. These new rules help workers' compensation carriers and employers but leave unrepresented workers' compensation claimants at risk. The new rules say that Industrial Commission Judges who approve such settlements no longer have to consider whether the settlement is in the "best interests" of the injured worker or "fair and reasonable" to the injured worker. The Arizona Legislature stripped that language from the law in the last legislative session.

Benefits for Disabled Veterans Part I: Veteran Pension

There are two types of benefits that disabled veterans may qualify for through the Veterans Benefits Administration. While there are several differences between the two, a crucial difference is that Veteran Disability Compensation requires that the veteran's disabling condition be service-connected (related to their service), while Pension does not.

GOP 2019 Budget Would Slash $537 Billion from Medicare, Threaten Most Vulnerable

The U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee passed a GOP 2019 Budget Plan along party-lines that would cut $537 billion from Medicare and cause $2.6 trillion in reductions to programs which help economically vulnerable Americans.

Changes in settlement statute strip away protections from unrepresented injured workers

Insurance carriers are salivating at the prospect of settling out numerous claims with unrepresented injured workers, per a new statute that eliminates meaningful review by the Industrial Commission of Arizona to make sure the "full and final" settlements are fair and reasonable to the claimant.