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April 2018 Archives

Ohio workers are dying in fatal workplace accidents

Workers' compensation benefits may be available in circumstances of workplace injuries and fatal workplace accidents. A recent fatal workplace accident in Ohio highlights concerns that on-the-job injuries are increasing, and high-pressure work environments could be one of the reasons to blame. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that during 2016, workplace deaths exceeded 5,000 nationally, which was the first time they had exceeded that total since 2008. 2016 also brought the third straight increase in fatal workplace accidents over the previous year.

The basics of qualifying for SSD benefits

Knowing how to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, and navigate the maze that can sometimes be the process of applying for SSD benefits, is important for disabled individuals in Ohio. In general, disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death may be eligible Social Security disability benefits if all other requirements are met.

Nursing assistants face many workplace risks

You know you will never have trouble finding a job in your field because there is a critical shortage of nursing assistants. However, as you watch your co-workers struggling with pain and injuries, you may wonder how long it will be before you end up in the emergency room. The shortage of nursing assistants and the increasing number of people seeking medical help are a recipe for disaster.

Social Security funding increase directed at disability backlog

The backlog for processing Social Security disability claims is a well-known and well-documented problem. This blog recently discussed how important it is to understand how to qualify for Social Security disability benefits and to be familiar with the application process. Because the process can be complex and lengthy, it helps to understand how claims for Social Security benefits are evaluated but some recent good news may help address some of the backlog.

Welders have the right to recovery after a work-related accident

As a welder, you understand this profession comes with certain risks. You may have a job that exposes you to a higher risk of injury than other professions, but you still have the right to a reasonably safe work environment. If you suffered an injury while working as a welder, you have the right to seek financial support through a workers' compensation claim.

How do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

Social Security disability benefits are important benefits for many disabled individuals. Because of their importance, disabled individuals may wonder how to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. There are both work history and medical requirements that must be met to qualify for SSD benefits. Qualifying for SSD benefits is important for disabled individuals and their families which is why they should understand the process of applying for benefits.

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