Personal Injury

When SSD and Long Term Disability Can Benefit You Financially

Posted: 10/22/2014

An accident or illness that leaves you unable to work can happen at any time. Yet, many people are unprepared for such an event and have not created a financial plan in case of disability. That’s why theTerre Haute personal injury lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to let you know about several financial resources available to assist disabled Americans.

Social Security Disability Benefits

If the injury or condition you suffer from is expected to be terminal or last more than a year and you have worked long enough to pay into the Social Security system, you may be eligible for disability benefits. Read more »

Report Details Indiana Workplace Accident Statistics

Posted: 10/08/2014

Indiana employers are required by law to furnish their employees with a safe and healthy work environment. However, the Terre Haute personal injury lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that thousands of Hoosiers are injured or killed on the job each year.

To help raise awareness about workplace safety concerns, the Indiana Department of Labor released their annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2013.

The report shows a total of 123 Indiana workplace fatalities during 2013. Read more »

Indianapolis VA Facility Manipulated Dates on Veterans Disability Benefits Records

Posted: 08/20/2014

When soldiers are injured or disabled as a result of injuries sustained during service, they are entitled to benefits from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Unfortunately, the VA has failed to provide these benefits to many veterans in a timely manner. Now, reports indicate some agency employees—including those at the Indianapolis facility— have gone so far as to manipulate dates of records to hides shortcomings.

VA policy states that when a current or former service member applies for health care or veterans’ disability benefits, the date they wish to see a doctor be recorded as the “desired date” of the claim. Read more »

Can I Get Fired While Receiving Indiana Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Posted: 07/30/2014

Each year, thousands of Hoosiers are put out of work because of injuries related to workplace accidents. While many of these individuals will qualify for Indiana workers’ compensation benefits, one of the most common questions among potential claimants is whether or not receiving work comp benefits can affect job security.

The answer is yes, but only under certain circumstances. The Indiana state government says the state has an “at-will” employment policy. Read more »

New Technology Could Slash Demand for Veterans’ Disability Benefits by Reducing Injuries

Posted: 05/21/2014

Iron Man is a fictional comic book and movie character, but the wounds and injuries suffered by soldiers on the battlefield are very real. In fact, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are currently more than 3.5 million American veterans who receive veterans disability benefits due to mental or physical conditions directly related to their military service.

So what if we could reduce the number of soldiers who suffer devastating injuries during their service to our country through better technology? Read more »

Indiana Veterans Waiting Long Periods of Time For Disability Benefits Approval

Posted: 12/06/2013

December 4, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees the distribution of benefits for veterans who are left unable to work due to medical conditions resulting from military service. The Indiana Veterans Disability Lawyers with the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out the process of applying and being approved for these benefits can be extremely lengthy though.

Some claims for veterans’ disability benefits in Indiana are taking several years for a decision to be reached. Read more »

Terre Haute Worker Seriously Injured After Coming Into Contact With Power Line

Posted: 11/27/2013

November 27, 2013

Americans workers each face certain risks and dangers associated with their jobs each day they work. One of the most common types of accidents is an employee coming into contact with dangerous objects or equipment on a job site. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 15 percent of all workplace fatalities that were recorded last year were the result of such accidents.

The Indiana Workers Compensation Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that more recently, a Terre Haute, Indiana, worker was left seriously injured as the result of coming into contact with a power line. Read more »

Indiana Reducing Costs Associated With Carrying Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policies

Posted: 10/23/2013

October 23, 2013

Each year, thousands of Indiana workers become the victims of on-the-job accidents that result in serious injuries. These individuals are protected under the law though, by policies that require companies to carry workers compensation insurance. The Indiana Workers Compensation Attorneys with the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain these policies are used to reimburse injured workers for lost wages and costs associated with medical bills. Read more »

VA Implements Electronic Processing To Process Backlogged Veterans’ Disability Claims

Posted: 07/24/2013

July 24, 2013

With an increasing number of soldiers returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan with serious injuries sustained in combat, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has seen drastic growth in the number of claims for Veterans’ Disability Benefits.

In an effort to solve this issue, the VA is currently eliminating the old paper-based processing system and moving to a much more efficient digital processor. In an article published by the Crestview News Bulletin, the new system will improve the efficiency of both the processing of claims and the gathering of information and paperwork that is available on a recipient’s current benefits. Read more »

Indiana Lawmakers Considering Bill To Reform State’s Workers’ Compensation Program

Posted: 05/08/2013

May 8, 2013

In an effort to cut costs associated with Indiana Workers’ Compensation Benefits, lawmakers are urging Governor Mike Pence to sign into law a bill that was recently approved by the General Assembly.

House Bill 1320 would establish a fee schedule for healthcare costs incurred by those who are injured on the job that would help wrangle in the amount that is spent on medical supplies and devices. Read more »