Category: Press Releases

According to new research, lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The study was conducted by researchers in Australia and the United States. The research team reviewed disability statistics from more than 187 countries from 1990 to 2010. They found that more than one-third of disability cases are caused by lower back

On Jan. 15, the Social Security Administration added 25 new diseases to its list of qualified conditions for its Compassionate Allowances program. The Compassionate Allowances program gives individuals with certain conditions fast-track status so their disability claims can be approved in days rather than weeks or months. Chicago attorney Howard Ankin says the fast-track claims program

Did You Know?
  • If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
  • A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
  • Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

Chicago lawyer Howard Ankin stands firmly behind Prevent Blindness as the organization declares March to be Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Says Mr. Ankin, “I have seen the damage and disability that can be caused by blindness and I support any effort to increase eye wellness.” The move comes on the heels of a study from

Chicago attorney Howard Ankin says he supports one Congressman’s efforts to reduce Social Security fraud. Representative Sam Graves, a Republican from Missouri, introduced legislation on March 5 that would target fraud within the Social Security Disability Insurance program. The new legislation expands the Cooperative Disability Investigations program, which combines resources at both the state and

Chicago attorney Howard Ankin has voiced his opposition to new regulations that he feels could further complicate a Social Security disability system that is already challenging to navigate. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that they would pursue rule changes that would force disability applicants to submit all information on their disability, regardless of