Byron Broun is an attorney located in St Petersburg, FL. specializing in Social Security Disability, Social Security Disability Law & Personal Injury Law. Byron is one of the top Disability Attorneys, Personal Injury Attorneys, & Wrongful Death Attorneys in the St Petersburg area. He has been practicing Social Security Disability & Personal Injury Law in the Tampa Bay region for over 18 years. He received his B.A. in political science from Eckerd College in St Petersburg in 1982, and his J.D. from the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami in 1992.

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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA: WHETHER YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM; A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM; OR A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM, YOU NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON WHAT YOU POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

The New York Times recently published an article indicating that the Trump Administration is placing an emphasis on fraud in the Social Security Disability Insurance program.  One of the tools they intend on using in seeking out and establishing alleged fraud is Facebook.[i]   In law, fraud is defined as a deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or…

PTSD Social Security Disability

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Security Disability Benefits

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)   Increasingly, we hear more and more about PTSD as our veterans return from overseas.   However, PTSD as a psychological diagnosis is not unique to combat veterans.  Anyone who has suffered a severe personal trauma may develop PTSD.   I have represented soldiers, marines, first responders, and victims rape, child abuse,…

Attorney Fees

Attorney Fees In Social Security Claims

Attorney Fees In Social Security Claims How Do Social Security Disability Lawyers Get Paid Their Attorney Fee? 99% of Social Security disability claims whether they be SSDI (Title II – Social Security Disability Insurance) or SSI (Title XVI – Supplemental Security Income are handled on a contingency basis. The Social Security Administration will pay your…

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Obesity

Obesity – Its Killing Us I keep a copy of the 1999 Social Security statute in my library because it is the last year that the Social Security Administration listed disability as a disabling condition in and of itself. Over the years, the Social Security Administration has done away with the Listings for obesity because…

Social Security Disability Claim

My doctor says I am disabled!

My doctor says I am disabled! Proving that someone is disabled under Social Security’s guidelines generally pivots around one’s age, education, past work history, prior relevant work experience and the physical and mental limitations under consideration. Often, clients come to me saying “my doctor says I am disabled!” However, disability claims are predicated upon medical…

Money and Social Security Cards

The “demonization of disability recipients”

The “demonization of disability recipients” http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/07/1356086/-Republicans-Move-To-Gut-Social-Security-Benefits-on-Their-First-Day-in-Power# Unfortunately, a concerted effort is underway in Congress to defund Title II (SSDI) and Title XVI (SSI) of the Social Security Act. We, as citizens, must let our elected representatives know that we will not stand idle and allow them to gut the one social program that serves as…