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While federal tax reform legislation gets all the headlines, Congress also made significant changes last year that impact Social Security programs, including Social Security Disability programs. If you are a senior citizen in Oklahoma or are living with a disability, here are some 2018 Social Security changes you should be…

When you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a key factor in deciding whether you will receive disability benefits is the determination of whether your condition meets Social Security’s strict definition of being disabled. A state agency called Disability Determination Services (DDS) evaluates whether you are disabled based on…

Under Oklahoma’s statutory workers’ compensation scheme, employees are barred from bringing personal injury claims against their own employer. This means that, even when your employer’s negligence led directly to your injuries, you are limited to seeking benefits through the workers’ compensation system. This restriction on bringing personal injury lawsuits, however,…

Some states make it very difficult for those who have been bitten or attacked by a dog to get justice. They have laws that give dogs and their owners one “free bite” before the dog will be considered dangerous. Victims in these states may have little recourse against the owner…

An application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) must demonstrate three factors. First, you must show that you have accumulated enough payroll work credits to qualify. These credits are earned by working and paying taxes. Most workers earn four credits per year. Depending on your age, you will need to…

Ice, snow and other substances can create slippery conditions on sidewalks, driveways, walkways and stairs. Most property owners have a duty to clear their premises, including stores, parking lots and buildings, of these hazards. If you have slipped or fallen on a wet surface and suffered an injury, you may…