If you suffer from a disability that leaves you unable to work, then you've likely tried to find out as much as possible about Social Security disability benefits. These benefits, if successfully recovered, can provide you with financial relief that allows you to focus on obtaining the treatment you need to manage your disability. Yet, as you probably know, your disability doesn't just affect you. Instead, it can have a ripple effect that affects your loved ones, too.
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Last week on the blog we talked about the Section 32 waiver agreement. This lump sum payout may be the perfect resolution to some New Yorkers' workers' compensation claims, but for others, it may not be the right move to ensure that they have the resources they need to make ends meet and obtain adequate medical treatment while they focus on recovering and getting back to work. The truth of the matter is that you need to choose a route that is right for you. Of course, the first step in doing that is having all the information you need to make the decisions that support your best interests.
It can be difficult for New Yorkers to get by after being injured in a workplace accident. Of course, they oftentimes have physical pain and suffering that can be difficult to cope with, but they usually face financial challenges, too. Those who choose to seek workers' compensation benefits and are successful in doing so may be able to recover compensation, though, which may help offset medical expenses and lost wages.
A significant number of Social Security disability claims are denied when first considered. There are a wide variety of reasons why a claim may be denied, including that the disability isn't considered severe enough, the medical evidence presented was deemed insufficient, the injury or illness in question did not seem to limit the claimant's ability to perform the same or similar work, and the claimant failed to adhere to medical treatment aimed at relieving the medical condition. A claim denial, though, for any reason can throw an individual into treacherous financial territory.
The construction industry is booming in New York City, but a surge in injuries and fatalities has accompanied the increase in projects.