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Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries Archives

What does extreme limitation after a brain injury mean?

Missourians who have suffered a brain injury might be able to receive Social Security disability benefits for injury. However, the criteria needed for the Social Security Administration to approve the benefits must be met. There are certain terms that are used that many laypeople do not fully understand. It can be a confusing process. One is how "extreme limitation" is defined in the context of what the person can do. For example, if a person cannot stand up from a seated position easily, it can be difficult to find a job.

Budget proposal could affect Social Security Disability benefits

Missourians who have a medical issue can often receive Social Security disability benefits due to their condition. There are several programs that provide these benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Those who are seeking or are already getting these benefits should pay attention to current events to know how certain legal changes might affect them. One is the budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump and how it would reduce SSDI.

Social Security disability for Wounded Warriors: important points

Memorial Day is a good time to consider certain Social Security disability benefits that people who were wounded during their military service might be eligible for. Missourians who are considered Wounded Warriors should be aware that their qualifying SSD benefits for injury could be affected by military pay and status. It is also important to know what information must be provided to the Social Security Administration when seeking benefits.

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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