Yuri Jelokov of the Farrish Johnson Law Office was featured in the Madelia Times Messenger newspaper this week. Yuri practices in the areas of workers compensation, social security and disability claims. Read more about his interesting history, his family and his practice in the Madelia Times Messenger. Yuri is also a member of the Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Director. Visit him at our Madelia office on Wednesdays!
A lot of folks frequently consider if they should go on disability or even get advised to do so by their doctors. This usually happens when their medical or psychological issues become so bad that they start interfering with or make it impossible to continue working in a meaningful and productive manner. When that happens, and there is no foreseeable improvement of the health issues, it is usually a good idea to try to apply for disability. But what does it mean to be disabled? According to the Social Security Act, disability is the “…inability to engage in any substantial... Read More
It is not unusual for an injured worker to be put on work restrictions following his or her injury at work. This sometimes can drastically affect that worker’s ability to earn their regular wages and put food on the table, especially if restrictions limit the number of hours they can work while in recovery. The limitations are typically 20 or 40 hours per week maximum. But what is the injured worker to do if he or she is used to relying on the overtime earnings to pay the bills? This issue usually arises when the overtime earnings are not very... Read More
When your work-related injuries or illness are too severe to go back to work, you have several options to replace your lost income. You could consider permanent total disability through work comp, long term disability through a STD/LTD insurer, and Social Security Disability Insurance. At Farrish Johnson Law Office, we routinely help our clients with their disability cases. If you are considering going on disability, give us a call to get more information about your options. As mentioned above, when you are at the point where you do not think you could go back to work in the foreseeable future... Read More