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Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries Archives

The many health ramifications of spinal cord injuries

A person's life can forever change when they suffer a spinal cord injury. For one, such an injury could leave a person paralyzed. However, there are a whole range of other health effects a spinal cord injury could have beyond paralysis. This is illustrated in a recent report In a medical journal.

If I get workers' compensation, can I get disability?

Many residents of Saint Louis, Missouri, have experienced a work-related injury that leaves them unable to continue earning income, sometimes permanently. These people may have been offered, and are even receiving, workers' compensation benefits in order to cover medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. These people may wonder where they can also draw Social Security Disability benefits, since those are designed for people who are disabled and unable to find meaningful work.

How does OSHA protect me in the workplace?

In 1970, the United States Department of Labor created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, known as OSH, in an effort to help protect employees from dangers in the workplace. Unfortunately, not all employers always adhere to the strict standards outlined by OSHA, and even when they do, many workplaces are inherently dangerous, and accidents do occur.

Can military personnel secure benefits for a past disability?

As a nation, we want to do everything in our power to reward the sacrifice made by those courageous individuals who serve in our nation's armed forces. To that end, we offer those servicemembers who suffered some manner of injury much-needed benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Missouri ranks 5 in highest rate of workplace injuries

The national average for workplace injuries or illnesses is 0.7 per 100 workers. In Missouri, that rate is slightly higher with a rate of 0.8 injuries per 100 workers. This rate puts Missouri in the number 5 slot on the ranking of state with the highest rate of workplace injuries. 

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