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Understanding SSD programs and eligibility

A sudden injury can have a major impact on a person's life. Individuals in Mississippi and elsewhere do not expect to suffer a debilitating injury let alone be involved in a serious accident. Thus, it can be confusing and overwhelming when one attempts to navigate their options and what can be done to offset the financial issues caused by a disabling injury.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a very valuable step to take. The benefits are designed to help those living with a qualifying disability who are unable to work because of his or her eligible disability. Unfortunately, some are deterred from applying for these benefits because many initial applications are denied. However, by taking the time to understand the application process, applicants can increase their chances of being approved.

Can office workers receive workers' compensation?

You may know that workers' compensation is a type of insurance employers carry that helps their employees cover expenses if they are hurt on the job. What you may not know is that virtually all employers are required to carry workers' compensation. This includes employers that are not generally considered "hazardous", like those that run out of offices.

White collar workers aren't any more impervious to on the job injuries than construction workers, their injuries are just different. Of the injuries office workers typically suffer, these are among the most common and debilitating.

Helping you recover workers' comp following a workplace injury

While individuals may have different work schedules, it is typical for residents in Mississippi to attend work five days a week. Going to work becomes routine, and for some workers, they do not think about the dangers and hazards that they may face during the workday. One does not need to work is a dangerous industry, such as construction, to worry about a workplace injury. Whether one is working at a desk or at great heights, the risk of an injury on-the-job exists for all workers.

When a workplace injury occurs, an employee may not fully understand what can be done and how they are protected. Ultimately, the worker wants to recover and return to work; however, a serious workplace injury could result in a worker requiring much medical attention, rehabilitation and time off of work to recover.

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