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March 2017 Archives

Changes may make Social Security disability claims harder

It may be more important than ever to thoroughly understand the application and appeals processes for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security disability (SSD) process may have recently become even harder for applicants to obtain benefits. New regulations which recently went into effect are eliminating what is referred to as the treating-physician rule. Prior to the change, the rule required reviewers of applications to place significant weight on the physician's report provided in support of the claim for benefits submitted by the applicant.

The basics of workers' compensation benefits in Ohio

Workers' compensation benefits are important benefits for injured workers and their families, however, injured workers may not always understand what benefits are available to help them after they have been injured in a workplace accident. Injured workers may be left needing help with medical bills and lost earnings. It is also an important concern for workers that they receive the best medical care possible and that their medical bills are paid for.

More than 200 Ohio residents died in a workplace accident in 2015

When Columbus residents go to work each day, they expect they will remain safe. Most of the time this is the case, but occasionally a fatal workplace accident occurs that changes a family forever. These accidents are often preventable and create a difficult situation for the victim's family.

Ohio companies with workplace deaths don't always pay high fines

Ohio workers work hard at their jobs every day. They expect that their workplace will be safe and that they won't have to worry about a workplace accident. Unfortunately, workplace accidents that cause serious injuries and even death happen each year in Ohio. A recent investigation shows that companies who have had a workplace death are not paying their full OSHA fine.

An overview of eligibility requirements for SSDI benefits

Many people in Ohio who suffer from a disabling injury or illness want to know if they can obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Questions of eligibility are often mixed with questions about the applications process. This post will summarize the general requirements and the steps necessary to qualify for SSD benefits.

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