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December 2015 Archives

How a spinal cord injury affects a victim


A spinal cord injury occurs when vertebrae of the spine are fractured or dislocated due to a traumatic blow or impact. Typically, disc material, bone fragments or ligaments tear or bruise spinal cord tissue. The vertebrae destroy or crush extensions of nerve cells that carry signals from the brain to the rest of the body, also called axons, which in turn affects feeling and movement in various areas of the body. In severe cases, a spinal cord injury could result in complete paralysis.

Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance qualifications


The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and arduous process. And, over two-thirds of Social Security Disability benefits claims were denied in the third quarter of 2015, according to statistics by the Social Security Administration. But, if you qualify and can prove your disability, you can receive the benefits you deserve.

Elderly slips and falls are common, especially during winter


If you live in New York City or the surrounding area, you may wondering if or when winter will ever arrive. With record-setting warm weather spoiling many New Yorkers, the misery of the cold blustery winter season, and all that comes with it, may be far from our minds. But winter will inevitably be here, and with it will come ice and snow and slush and all forms of slipperiness. And with the difficult weather will come slips and falls.

Car accident injuries and how they affect victims' lives


Winter is here, and although we have been lucky thus far in the New York tri-state area when it comes to winter weather, we all know it's just around the corner. And with the snow and sleet and ice comes an increase in car accidents.

How long does it take to get approved for SSDI?


A recent surge by the baby boomer generation has led to a significant backlog of applications for the Social Security Administration, which has affected thousands of Americans trying to collect Social Security Disability benefits. This reality, combined with a $1 billion drop in federal funding for additional staff has led to a wait time during the evaluation process of up to 22 months for some applicants. This makes things especially difficult for injured or ill individuals who are unable to work and are in dire need of financial assistance.

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