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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer | Panio Law Offices

Disability and Substance Abuse

Unlike physical disability caused or impacted by ongoing drug or alcohol abuse, mental disability or impairment aggravated by drug use is a very gray area for Social Security administrators to adjudicate.

Disability claims that involve mental impairment and substance abuse often hinge on the same questions physical impairment/substance abuse claims pose. Determining how the claimant’s substance abuse affects their impairment and ability to work is critical to determining eligibility.

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Workers’ Compensation Issues

Many people believe that all workplace injuries fall under the strict purview of workman’s compensation law. The fact is there are many situations that allow an employee to recover damages

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