Working on a construction site always comes with unique risks, but the winter weather can exacerbate them. As it gets colder in New York City, you must anticipate some of the hazards that occur due to snow and ice.
Any profession can pose a danger to those who work it. As we discussed in a recent post, construction workers can be especially susceptible to injuries caused bt workplace accidents. However, even those who work relatively safe jobs can be hurt while working. Office employees can suffer back injuries, delivery drivers can be hurt in a car accident and retail employees may be hurt in a trip and fall accident. Regardless of the cause, though, so long as the injury occurred while work duties were being performed, workers' compensation benefits are likely recoverable.
Construction work can be a nice paying and steady occupation in the New York area. Yet, as these workers know, it doesn't come without its disadvantages. In addition to the long hours, the grueling work conditions and the strenuous labor involved, this profession can be downright dangerous. Even the safest workers can be at risk of being injured on the job when an accident takes them by surprise. In these instances, individuals can be left with injuries that are so serious that they are hospitalized, forced to take time off of work and even suffer disability.
If you have qualified for workers' compensation or are thinking about applying for benefits, one of your questions may be whether you automatically qualify for Social Security disability benefits as well.
We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing how you can qualify for Social Security disability benefits under specific illnesses and injuries. However, we want to take a step back to give you a better glimpse at the big picture of SSD claim adjudication. Hopefully, this information will allow you to better see what the Social Security Administration is looking for when assessing your claim which, in turn, can help guide you in the preparation of your initial claim or your appeal.
Millions of Americans suffer from mental health conditions that drastically affect their lives. For these individuals, merely carrying out everyday tasks can be a challenge. Work, therefore, is often out of the question. This is not because they don't want to work, but because they are physically, emotionally or intellectually unable to do so. This can create significant financial strain on them, and many are unable to get by without some sort of assistance. Fortunately, the Social Security Disability system may be able to provide these individuals with the relief they need and deserve.