No one goes to work expecting to be harmed. However, such a situation impacts employees in Ohio and other states across the nation every year. While some workplace accidents result in minor injuries, others cause workers to suffer serious and disabling injuries. When a worker is unable to work because of a workplace accident, this can cause serious financial impacts on the individual and his or her family. This is especially true if the disability lasts for a long period of time or is permanent. In these matters, Social Security disability might be the answer.
According to current statistics, more than 10.5 million workers and their families are recipients of SSD benefits. These benefits are available to individuals who are unable to work because they are suffering from a disability that is expected to last at least a year or result in his or her death. It is also possible, in certain situations, for family members of disabled workers to receive SSD benefits.