Workers' compensation benefits can be an essential lifeline to help get injured workers and their families through the aftermath of a workplace injury. The benefits available to them can help meet their medical and wage-loss needs during a difficult time as they attempt to recover from the harm suffered at work.
Eligibility for Social Security disability benefits is based off of two things including a medical condition that causes disability and work history. Disabled applicants need to qualify based on both their disability and work history credits so they should be familiar with how work history credits work.
You have the right to a safe, clean working environment. But sometimes your employer puts the needs of the company above your own needs. If you work in the food processing industry, you might know this better than anyone else.
This blog recently discussed the nature of workplace injuries and what injured workers may be able to do about them. One industry that can be particularly risky for workers to suffer serious and catastrophic injuries is the construction industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that of 3.3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2009, 9 percent occurred in the construction industry. Per 100 full time workers, construction workers suffer 4.3 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses.
A disability hearing typically comes after the initial application for benefits has been denied, but it is something that disabled applicants should carefully prepare for rather than being anxious about. In some states, it may be the first step in the process. Disabled individuals should know what to expect so that they can share their disability and how it impacts them to demonstrate their need for the Social Security disability benefits they are seeking.
Workplace injuries can mean devastation for injured workers and their families who can suffer physically, financially and emotionally as a result. Because of this unfortunate reality, workers suffering from work injuries should be familiar with the kinds of injuries they may suffer and what they can do about it if they have been injured on the job.