The details of workers’ compensation claims vary from case to case, but one common thread among them is that injuries sustained by workers are severe enough to keep them from performing their routine job duties. To ensure that each claimant is being completely truthful with his or her claim, insurance companies will often send investigators to observe the daily behavior of the injured worker. If the investigator finds that a construction worker who has injured his hand on the job is operating machinery on a job site after filing a claim, for example, some serious consequences could result.
With the often brutal winter conditions that come with this time of year, everyone knows the importance of keeping warm. This is especially crucial for those who work outside and are exposed to the brunt of the cold weather.
It is possible to receive Social Security disability and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time. However, workers’ compensation and other public disability benefits may reduce Social Security disability benefits.
Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy endures on this federal holiday to remember the iconic champion of civil rights. Special events around the nation from parades to tributes to service projects will be held to commemorate the dream of the civil rights leader. Dr. King dedicated his life to improving the world in which he lived, and he challenged the rest of us to do the same. He not only championed equal rights but also equal access to economic opportunity for all Americans.
This week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced 25 new conditions that will be included in its Compassionate Allowances Program. Among the new conditions are a dozen cancers, as well as disorders that affect the digestive, neurological, immune, and multiple body systems. The additions bring the total number of Compassionate Allowances Conditions to 225.
Workplace injuries can take many forms. A recent study by findlaw.com reveals that as many as one in five adults say that they have been injured on the job.
There is no minimum age to begin receiving Social Security disability benefits. As long as you meet the strict Social Security definition of disability and you have worked long and recently enough under Social Security to earn the required number of work credits, you can receive benefits.
Filing a Social Security disability claim can be frustrating and confusing. Many disability applicants could greatly benefit from hiring a Social Security disability attorney to answer their questions, help them with paperwork, and provide legal representation at hearings. Here are three ways that a Social Security disability lawyer can help you throughout your claim:
If you’ve been injured at work, it can be a stressful experience. Not only do you have to deal with the injury itself, but the prospect of missing time from work and suffering a wage loss for an extended period can put your financial security in doubt. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits can provide a much needed recourse during this straining time. Here are three things to know if you are injured on the job:
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