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May 2018 Archives

Occupational hazards for dock and port workers

The Atlantic Ocean and the bays around Staten Island offer ample entertainment such as beach visits, water activities, ferry tours and more. They also provide locals, including New Jersey commuters, with plenty of employment opportunities at docks and ports.

Muscular dystrophy sufferers may qualify for SSD benefits

There are a number of medical conditions that can have a tremendous impact on an individual's life. This impact can negatively impact one's physical and mental health and even his or her ability to obtain and maintain gainful employment. This, in turn, can leave an individual facing significant financial hardship. Although there are government programs available to help assist these individuals, the truth of the matter is that before benefits can be obtained, certain federal requirements must be met.

State proposes changes to workers' compensation system

In some industries, the fear of being injured in the workplace is always present. Most New Yorkers are aware that they may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits in the event that they are injured on the job. However, the burdensome process thrust upon those seeking these benefits sometimes deters them from pursuing the process to the fullest extent. This is unfortunate, as it can leave an injured worker without the money he or she needs to cover medical expenses and lost wages while he or she focuses on reclaiming his or her health and returning to work.

We craft holistic, thorough and aggressive SSD claims

Previously, this blog discussed the role of the medical consultant as it pertains to Social Security disability claims. These crucial members of the team that makes a determination regarding whether an individual should be awarded SSD benefits look for particular evidence, or lack thereof, when making their decisions. This is the importance of understanding the law and how to build a strong disability case can't be stressed enough.

Workplace injuries affect every line of work

We've mentioned numerous times on this blog that every profession faces risk of injury. Even those that seem extremely safe can leave workers harmed. Repetitive stress injuries, for example, can toll after a significant period of time even if the activity, when conducted once, is not considered strenuous. But you don't have to take our word for it. The Bureau of Labor Statistic compiles a list of workplace injuries that occur in nearly every profession.