Head Injuries On-the-Job Covered by Workers’ Compensation

There are many ways in which head injuries occur in workplace environments. Some of the most common causes for these injuries include getting hit by a falling or flying object, explosions, falls, and other accidents involving heavy machinery or motor vehicles. Regardless of how you may have sustained a head injury on-the-job, if the injury…

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Can You Get Kicked Off of Social Security Disability?

Can You Get Kicked Off of SSD

In the majority of cases, claimants of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) will receive these benefits for many years, even decades. Any disruption of these benefits when they are desperately needed can be devastating, but there may be times when your benefits can be pulled. You decide to go…

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Changing Workers’ Compensation Rules to Protect First Responders

First Responders Workers Compensation MD

A number of states across the nation are modifying or reconsidering their rules to ensure first responders such as firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and others combating the COVID-19 pandemic have unhindered access to workers’ compensation benefits if they contract the virus. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “about a half-dozen states have changed their rules…

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Workers’ Compensation Claims for Essential Workers

Healthcare workers

The global coronavirus outbreak has caused an unprecedented health and economic crisis throughout American society. Numerous organizations, businesses, and industries are facing challenges and questions they have never faced before. One of the more pressing concerns is the health of “essential” workers: people who are still leaving their home to perform their jobs so that…

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Helping Someone Else Apply for Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration manages disability programs that provide financial support on a monthly basis to help recipients cover living expenses, bills, and medical costs. These benefits help families and individuals when they cannot work to support themselves because of their illness or injury. Dependents are often also eligible to receive these benefits. The application…

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Will My Stimulus Check Affect My SSD or SSI Payments?

Cares Act

Most Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients qualify for the CARES Act $1,200 COVID-19 stimulus payment. You are eligible for this economic impact payment provided you have a Social Security number and you have not been claimed on someone else’s tax return as a dependent. If you have children, you…

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Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two programs for people with disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) benefits. SSDI and SSI are similar, but they are not the same. You and your family receive SSDI benefits only if you have worked for a required period of time and paid Social…

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What Happens When I See a Doctor for a Disability Exam?

When you receive notice from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to appear for your consultative examination (CE), you have made it to another stage in the process of obtaining your Social Security Disability benefits. However, this notice also lets you know that your medical records currently provide insufficient medical evidence allowing the SSA to make…

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What Is “Worn-Out Worker” Rule for Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) does allow for an interesting exception to its overall disability rules. The administration recognizes that some workers who have done unskilled physical labor for a large part of their life may be entitled to benefits when they normally would not be. Workers qualify for the worn-out worker exception if: They…

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