Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

May 2018 Archives

Commission to require notices for 'medical only' claims starting in mid-August

Beginning later this summer, workers' compensation carriers will have to issue a "notice of claim status" when accepting a "medical only" claim. The change will inform injured workers that the carrier has accepted medical liability for the claim. "Medical only" claims are those which pay for the injured worker's medical bills from the injury, but not for lost wages because the injured worker's disability from the injury did not continue in excess of seven consecutive days. 

Limited working while getting disability benefits explained

Social Security's disability program has built in some work incentives which allow claimants to attempt working while still collecting disability benefits. Longtime Social Security Administration veteran and syndicated columnist Tom Margenau addressed this issue and others in column published earlier this year. Here's that column