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July 2015 Archives

Helping you handle Social Security disability benefits claims

An employee is often at a severe disadvantage when dealing with aspects of Social Security Disability claims following an injury. Aside from having to physically deal with the injury and all the limitations it presents to the victim, understanding the rules, laws and procedures required to obtain Social Security Disability benefits can make things particularly overwhelming.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

As the thermometers rise while we enter the dog days of summer and flip the calendar into August, many sports fans across the United States start to shift focus from baseball to football. College football and the National Football league are enormously popular across the country. Whether you're marking the calendar for your home team's tailgate party, setting your fantasy football lineups or lacing up your cleats for a casual game with buddies, football takes over in many households on Sundays throughout the fall and into winter.

My Social Security Disability claim was denied, why?

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income were put into law to protect and help those with certain medical impairments. Not everyone is entitled to these benefits, but if you meet certain conditions, your claim should not be denied. Let's look at the list of impairments that qualify an applicant.

Injured worker may qualify for SSD benefits

Worker safety on a job site should be a priority for all companies and employers, yet sometimes an oversight or negligence may lead to an accident. On June 15 of this year, a MTA worker suffered third-degree burns on his wrist, forearm and elbow, as well as temporary blindness, while installing wire baskets above tracks in the Bronx, New York. The baskets, used to catch bolts before they fall can onto the street, made contact with the high voltage third rail of the train, causing the injuries. The worker, a veteran of the MTA for 16 years, was treated and spent the night at Jacobi Hospital's burn unit prior to his release.


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