Lynne Shigo, a New York native, earned a law degree from Thomas Colley University (now Western Michigan) and her LL.M from the University of Florida in 1992.
Specializing in workers compensation and social security, she knows her subject areas from both sides. After spending 2½ years representing defendants in workers compensation cases, she switched sides, and she is passionate about helping her clients. That's, in part, because she was herself an accident victim. That experience drives her in all her efforts for clients. She describes the workers compensation system as unfair, so she fights for every benefit she can.
Social Security Benefits — Social Security Disability benefits assist individuals who have worked and paid taxes into the Social Security system but who have become disabled and are in need of assistance. SSD differs from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in that it is only available for those individuals who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits. SSI benefits, on the other hand, are available to low-income individuals who have never worked or who have not accumulated sufficient work credits to qualify for SSD.
Workers' Compensation — Getting the medical benefits you deserve from a workers' compensation claim can be difficult. That's why we're here to help workplace accident victims stand up against employers and insurance companies who often try to minimize or deny benefits. Some employers might deny an injury or incident occurred, or they may try to remove or hide the hazard that caused the injury. Furthermore, employers have been known to try and negotiate or manipulate workers into dropping a claim or lawsuit by cutting schedule working hours or threatening to fire the worker. Don't let an employer or insurance company bully you or attempt to downplay your injuries.