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August 2016 Archives

Top 10 OSHA violations. Are you at risk?

Are you safe at work? While most people never expect to be injured while working, the unfortunate reality and that every year countless employees experience severe injuries - some of which are fatal. In fact, according to the most recent information made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a shocking 4,821 people suffered fatal injuries while working in 2014, with nearly one-fifth of those deaths occurring in the construction industry alone.

A short review of SSDI eligibility requirements

This blog frequently how person in Ohio can receive Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") benefits for a specific illness or injury. In this post, we want to step back a bit and review the general requirements for obtaining these very important benefits. These requirements fall into two broad categories: medical and employment. We will deal with the employment requirements first.

Spinal and brain injuries can be life-changing events

When brain and spinal cord injuries take place, they often come together. A hit to the head, for instance, may result in a concussion as well as whiplash from the whipping motion of the skull. It's up to doctors to diagnose these conditions, but if you are diagnosed, knowing that you can file a legal claim against the person responsible can take some pressure off you.

Can I appeal a denied claim for Social Security disability?

If you have been denied Social Security disability, you may wonder what options you have and what appeal options may be available. It is important for disabled individuals applying for SSD benefits to keep in mind that the majority of applications for Social Security disability are initially denied. If your claim for disability benefits has been denied, you are able to appeal through a process called a request for reconsideration of the decision to deny the claim which is the first part of the Social Security disability appeals process.

Why is heat dangerous in a work environment?

The summer can be devastatingly hot, making work more difficult for those exposed to high temperatures. Without proper breaks and shade, heat can be dangerous or deadly to workers. This is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created the criteria for a recommended standard for occupational exposure to heat and hot environments.

SSDI benefits for children with intellectual disability

For many people in Ohio, disabilities are caused by injuries or illnesses, afflicting primarily adults. On occasion, however, conditions that manifest themselves in childhood can be the basis for an award of disability benefits. One such condition is an "intellectual disability," formerly called mental retardation. In this post, we will review the fundamentals of Social Security Disability benefits for this condition.

Father fights for disabled son's compensation after severe injury

When you're injured at work, you shouldn't have to worry about the funds meant to care for your needs being cut off for no reason. If you find yourself fighting just to survive on the money you receive for disability benefits even though you're meant to get paid from an insurance company, you may be in a position like this family. According to the Aug. 1 news, the young man was 24 at the time of the accident that caused his disability. He had been working as an electrician when he was injured. He was working at a bank that was under construction when he was electrocuted by a high-voltage shock.

Ohio Supreme Court upholds workers' rights in employer retaliation case

In Ohio, it is illegal for an employer to fire, demote or retaliate against an employee simply because he or she files or pursues a workers' compensation claim. While this anti-retaliation law is one of the bedrocks of Ohio's workers compensation system, its application was recently questioned in case before the Ohio Supreme Court.

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