The City of Lauderhill is a wonderful multi-cultural community, including residents from Jamaica, Guyana and the West Indies. Nearly 30,000 households reside here. It was once home to famous comedian Jackie Gleason, on the world class Inveraray Golf Club. The Central Broward Regional Park is located in Lauderhill, Florida. Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago is the sister city to Lauderhill, Florida. Van Winitsky, famed tennis star, is a resident of Lauderhill, Florida.
Lauderhill Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., is proud to have been serving this city, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, for over 30 years. It is not uncommon for a Lauderhill or Ft. Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation claimant to also pursue Social Security Disability benefits. Often, the work-related injury is one of the impairments alleged as the basis for the Social Security Disability claim. Frequently in these situations, a substantial amount of medical evidence originates in the workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes, a Social Security Judge will fail to appropriately understand the terminology used in a workers’ compensation context.
Social Security Disability, in contrast to Florida Workers’ Compensation, is a benefit payable to qualified persons without regard to the cause of the disability. The Florida Department of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) administers Florida Workers’ Compensation cases. The Social Security Administration, for the U.S. government, serves as administrator of the Social Security system and of the benefits, but is not, legally speaking, an opponent of the claimant. The adjudicatory system in which Social Security claims are addressed is non-adversarial. The courts have recognized that Social Security is non-adversarial and support the notion that the Social Security Judge possesses the duty to fully develop the record, by asking appropriate questions of witnesses and entering all medical and vocational evidence. Experienced Social Security Disability Attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq. represents Social Security Disability Claimants living in Lauderhill and Broward County, Florida.
The Social Security Disability system recognizes the expertise of the medical professional in identifying the precise impairment or diagnosis, the magnitude or severity of the impairment and the permanence of the impairment. It is one of the key jobs of Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., to be certain that the hearing exhibit file contains all the relevant medical evidence. Obtaining copies of all records in a Claimant’s history can sometimes be complicated and expensive. Often, the Claimant will speak directly with a medical provider, to obtain a discount on the cost of medical records. Most important medical records include actual test results with significant positive findings. The Listing of Impairments contain specific requirements for medical evidence. When a medical provider is cooperative, he or she will take the time to complete a Residual Functional Capacity Questionnaire (RFC). Any RFC is a detailed questionnaire, which pinpoints the elements necessary to establish that a Claimant meets or equals a medical condition, found in the Listing of Impairments.
Other medical records of importance include hospital records, whether from a private or governmental hospital, such as the Veterans Administration. These may include emergency room records, admission histories, physical examinations, reports by medical consultants, physical therapy evaluations and reports, surgical and operative reports, pathologist reports, discharge summaries and test results pertaining to the claimant’s impairment, such as laboratory reports, radiologist reports, neurological reports such as EMG’s,, nuclear medicine reports, etc. Veterans Administration ratings examination reports, pertaining to claims for Veterans Disability, may not be found in the VA hospital records and often have to be requested from the Veterans Administration Regional Office.
Lauderhill Social Security Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., is pleased to meet with Lauderhill and Broward County Social Security Disability applicants, for a free, in-office consultation.
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