Sunday, July 22, 2012


As Primary election ballots are set to be mailed next week for the August 7th election, I wanted to share our recommendations with you on the Supreme Court races and three other very important races for consumers and citizens.

Election statistics show that about twenty percent of voters skip the judicial races on their ballots.  We know it is critical to have the right men and women leading our judicial system.  We want to share with you the candidates we support and some reasons why.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


When you are able to return to work, and have reached maximum medical rehabilitation (meaning you are as good as you are going to get) your claim will close.  Sometimes it closes with an award of Permanent Partial Disability.  This is an award for loss of function of your body.

When your claim closes, it is thought you are capable of obtaining and performing reasonably continuous gainful employment, and unless you intend to retire you should probably look for work after the claim is closed.  If you do not look for work you may be considered voluntarily retired and not eligible for future time loss or pension benefits.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Anyone who has experienced ringing (buzzing, clicking, etc.) in the ears, for any period of time, knows how irritating this problem can be. This ringing, known as tinnitus, can cause significant problems including concentration difficulties, irritability, sleep disturbances, difficulty following conversations, anxiety, depression, interference with personal relationships and fatigue.  Frequently, the Department simply ignores these functional problems.