Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law

July 2017 Archives

Qualify for SSD benefits when suffering from lymphoma

Cancer is something that we all hate to think about. Yet, at one point or another, it will touch most of us in a very personal way. For those of us who are unlucky enough to contract the disease, our lives can be turned upside-down. Not only can it affect our health, but it also can affect our daily activities, including going to work. Those who find themselves so sick that they are unable to work likely face another challenge: paying their bills. With unexpected medical expenses and lost wages, cancer sufferers may find themselves overwhelmed, not knowing where to turn for help. Fortunately, relief may be found through Social Security disability if an individual meets the Social Security Administration's definition of "disabled" for his or her condition.

What is the workers' compensation appeal process?

Being injured on the job is no small thing. What may seem like a minor incident can leave an individual with the need for extensive medical care and the inability to work for a significant period of time. These unexpected costs, medical expenses and lost wages can leave a worker in a tough financial position. Without taking action, he or she may be unable to make ends meet, which can start a snowball of debt and despair.

Social Security disability and bipolar disorder

Impeccable mental health is something that most of us take for granted. Yet, many New Yorkers struggle with their day-to-day lives on account of a mental health condition. These individuals can find their social and professional lives severely affected, and, as a result, many of them struggle to live what most people would consider a normal life. When their condition renders them unable to work, these individuals may find it hard to make ends meet, threatening to send them into destitution.

Most common risks facing electricians

New York relies on electricians to power the city. Whether you are working on a construction site or making minor repairs to the city's electrical infrastructure, you are doing important work. It is also sometimes dangerous work. Your safety should always be the top priority, but even with proper safety precautions, you might face certain dangers that other professionals do not.

Staten Island firm advocating for injured workers

Previously, this blog discussed a workplace accident that left several New York construction workers seriously injured. As much as we don't want to think about it, dangers like these threaten us in our day-to-day lives. Construction workers perform their job duties at excessive heights, on unstable footing and near speeding traffic. While their profession may seem inherently dangerous, even those jobs that seem mundane can be susceptible to on-the-job injuries. Office workers can hurt their backs while lifting boxes, delivery drivers can suffer injuries in a car accident and factory workers can suffer extensive harm when they are pinched or crushed by machinery.

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