I recently had a potential client reach out to me with questions about bankruptcy. He’d been injured on the job and was receiving some worker’s comp, but it wasn’t enough. He was also looking into Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to help cover costs.
This is a very common problem for injured workers. As I discussed on this blog last week, changes to worker’s comp laws are making it very hard for people injured on the job to get the benefits they need. This leads many workers to depend on SSDI and/or file bankruptcy.
In the US, workplace injuries, medical debt, and bankruptcy all go hand-in-hand. It can be a very frustrating and challenging system. As a Memphis bankruptcy lawyer, I see clients all the time who would never have needed bankruptcy if it weren’t for a sudden injury or a disability that keeps them from working. They come into our office upset, confused, and in pain.
Fortunately for them, I actually have experience outside of bankruptcy: I’m also a worker’s comp and SSDI lawyer.
My experience in these three areas of practice helps me navigate complex issues and figure out the best solution for my clients. In the case of the man I mentioned above, we were able to help with his worker’s comp case. In countless other examples, we helped people get their disability benefits or a fresh start after an injury changed their lives.
If you’ve been injured or suffer from a disability and you’re considering bankruptcy, don’t wait to contact me. Give me a call at 901-327-2100 or reach out online today. The conversation is free, and you may be surprised at what options you have.