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February 2017 Archives

Getting the right information for questions about SSD benefits

When New York residents get injured on the job, or contract an illness due to on-the-job factors, the primary concern is obviously getting these people the medical treatment they need. However, after the initial medical concerns have been addressed, what then? These individuals are usually looking at a situation in which they have no means of earning an income because of the injury or illness. This is a big question indeed. But, for some of the people who find themselves in this type of situation, Social Security Disability benefits might be an option.

4 common questions about work-related injuries

Getting hurt on the job can have a significant impact on both your ability to do your work and on your day-to-day life. There can be assistance available, however. If your injury or illness is work-related, you likely qualify for workers' comp, as long as you meet the other requirements. Although it might seem simple for an injury or illness to be work-related, there are gray areas. If you are wondering whether your injury or illness qualifies you for workers' compensation benefits, keep reading below for answers of common questions.

Worksite inspections can be the key to avoiding OSHA violations

Most workers in New York know that their employers are obligated to provide a safe work environment, free from any foreseeable dangers that could cause injuries. However, what some people may not know is that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration -- otherwise known as OSHA -- can conduct worksite inspections to make sure that workplaces are not in violation of certain safety rules. The wiser move is for employers to conduct their own inspections.

Being approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits

Going through the application process to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be a bit nerve-racking for many people in New York. The circumstances that call for such an application can be trying, but on top of that the actual application process can sometimes be difficult. With approximately 60 percent of all initial applications being rejected by the Social Security Administration, many applicants probably don't feel like the odds are in their favor. However, for those who are approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits, it can be a huge relief.

What are the causes of the most common workplace injuries?

Many people probably have preconceived notions about what some of the most common workplace injuries are. Some will probably point to the construction and industrial sectors as the types of jobs that produce the most workplace injuries, so they might believe that accidents involving machinery or power tools are the most common causes on-the-job injuries. So, what are some causes of the most common workplace injuries?