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April 2017 Archives

Asbestos illnesses still haunt many Americans

Tens of thousands of victims throughout the world, over 107,000 each year, according to the World Health Organization, suffer from asbestos-related illnesses each year. The product became popular due to its durability and versatility. It was used for a variety of products, from commercial and home construction mixed with cement, woven into fabrics and used as insulation and even for fireproof vests. But, while its heat resistance properties were helpful, little did everyone know that the fibers from the product were highly toxic, known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

Dealing with severe head injuries is not easy

One of the most complex systems known to mankind is the human brain. With millions of cells working together to form complex thoughts, memories and creativity, not to mention guiding all movements, voluntary and involuntary, in the human body, it comes as no surprise that this vital organ is well-protected with a thick skull. Unfortunately, the brain is also very fragile and is vulnerable to injury when an impact strikes a person's head.

Immigrant workers at risk of injuries

Accidents can happen at any kind of workplace, to any kind of worker. However, some types of workplaces are more prone than others to the types of accidents that cause serious injury. Most workers in Ohio have legal protections in place to help them if they are injured on the job, but some types of workers lack protections, and some are vulnerable to being pressured out of asserting their rights.

The high cost of hospital worker injuries

When you think of the most dangerous jobs, working in a hospital is probably not at the top of your list. In reality, Ohio hospital workers face a higher risk of an injury and missing a day of work than individuals who work in construction or manufacturing. Despite the fact that doctors, nurses and techs put their own health and safety at risk every time they walk through the door, it can be remarkably hard for them to secure workers' compensation benefits when needed.

What types of Social Security disability are available?

For decades, the Social Security Administration has been helping millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating conditions that prevent them from working by providing financial relief. There are two types of Social Security disability available, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, and Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI.