Big Victory in Social Security Disability Case For The Klein Law Group

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David Klein and Susan Klein of The Klein Law Group report a big victory for the mother of a disabled Ground Zero worker who tragically died before his Social Security Disability hearing.

We fought for Workers’ Compensation benefits for him before a Law Judge at the Workers’ Compensation Board in New York, and we won.

David Klein and Susan Klein of The Klein Law Group report a big victory for the mother of a disabled Ground Zero worker who tragically died before his Social Security Disability hearing.

According to Susan Klein, "Our client was a professional asbestos remover who was helping to clean Ground Zero when he developed serious disabling and debilitating medical conditions because of his exposure to the bad air quality and other toxic materials at the site."

The Social Security Administrative Law Judge ultimately found that he had multiple "severe impairments," including "liver failure, chronic pancreatitis [and] reactive airway disease syndrome." He also suffered from a severe neck condition.

While developing the Social Security Disability claim, "We fought for Workers’ Compensation benefits for him before a Law Judge at the Workers’ Compensation Board in New York, and we won." reports David Klein        

The Social Security Administrative Law Judge notes, "Heavy alcohol use," severe enough to ultimately result in "decompensated hepatic cirrhosis." The case continued after the claimant's tragic death. The Judge and Social Security Administration could have used the alcohol abuse against him in determining whether he had been disabled, but taking his education, job skills, and multiple medical conditions on the whole, as well as the testimony of medical experts and vocational experts, the Judge rendered a Fully Favorable decision.

"The claimant had wanted his mother to be his beneficiary," says Susan Klein. "To honor those wishes, we continued to fight until we were successful in winning Social Security Disability benefits for the mother.

David Klein and Susan Klein of The Klein Law Group have been representing the injured and disabled for 30 years. We know full well the trauma of becoming disabled and of worrying how you are going to pay the rent and put food on the table. It’s a great feeling to be able to help the injured and disabled with Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation cases.

The Klein Law Group
800-579-8881
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NY, NY 10004
Near Wall Street

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