Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are important for many individuals suffering from a disability that prevents them from working and being able to earn a living. It is important to keep in mind that in addition to disability benefits that may be available for physical medical conditions causing severe disability, SSD benefits may also be available for severe disabilities caused by a mental health condition.
This blog recently discussed the importance of workers' compensation benefits for injured workers and their families. Workers compensation claims can be especially complicated, while at the same time workers' compensation benefits can be extremely important for the daily needs of workers injured on the job and for their families. When a claim has been denied, the process can only grow more complex.
It is important for workers and their families to be familiar with their rights and how to enforce those rights following a workplace accident. A worker was recently killed in a construction accident in New York in what was described as a preventable accident. The 59-year old construction worker fell 18 feet from an I-beam close to the second floor of the building as he was helping remove a steel deck from a slab. The worker died at the hospital as a result of the construction site accident. A representative for the city Buildings Commissioner said the man should have had tie offs with the personal protection equipment that he was wearing at the time of the accident.
It is that dreaded time of year: time to file your federal income tax forms as well as your New York state forms. No one looks forward to it, but it has to be done.