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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.

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.

The information and documents you need to file for disability

Disability benefits are available to people who are no longer able to work because of a medical condition or those who were never able to work because of their condition. These benefits are for the protection and well-being of people who cannot hold gainful employment, but they can be difficult to obtain. Even Ohio applicants with a valid claim find it beneficial to seek help when navigating this complex process.

What do you need to return to work after a workplace accident?

Injured Ohio workers know that returning to work after an injury is not always easy. In fact, it can be quite difficult to recover both physically and financially, and you may need additional help to return to the workforce. In some cases, workers' compensation benefits may help you get specific types of support that could help you get back to work. 

My work accident left me disabled. What are my options?

Suffering injuries from a work accident can be both physically and financial painful. A work accident can impact your life in many ways, but it can be especially difficult when your life will never be the same. Disabling injuries from a workplace accident could make you eligible for certain types of workers' compensation benefits.

If you have epilepsy, do you qualify for disability?

There are various types of medical conditions that could prevent you from holding gainful employment. Physical injuries, mental conditions or medical issues could keep you from work, which likely means you will not be able to earn the money you need for medical needs, basic care and other necessities. If you find yourself in this position, you would qualify for certain benefits through the Social Security Administration.

New limitations on back surgeries for injured Ohio workers

Ohio readers may know that if they suffer an injury at work, they could be eligible for certain benefits through workers' compensation insurance. However, there are limits to the type of support they could get, especially if they suffered a back injury. A new rule passed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation strictly limits the type of care a patient may receive for back injuries.

Working against a workers' compensation claim denial

If you were hurt at work, your situation may feel very overwhelming. A work accident could mean expensive medical bills and time away from work, and this could lead to financial duress for your Ohio family. For this reason, you may have valid grounds to seek workers' compensation benefits.

Common reasons for disability claim denials

When a medical impairment keeps you from working, there is a lot at stake. Not only does this threaten your ability to care for your family -- it can be a direct threat to your financial well-being long into the future. Individuals like you have the right to seek benefits through one of the disability programs offered by the Social Security Administration. 

What are the differences between the federal disability programs?

When an Ohio resident is unable to work due to a medical condition, he or she could have a rightful claim to benefits through one of the two federal disability programs. However, it can be complicated to fully understand eligibility requirements and how to actually get the benefits you need and deserve.

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