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May 2017 Archives

Workers in Ohio can be at risk for serious injuries

It is common knowledge that some of the most dangerous jobs in America, including in the Canton, Ohio area, are in the field of construction. While OSHA has various rules in place to protect workers and require employers to keep a workplace environment free of known hazards, the inherent risks involved in construction work mean that many construction workers could fall victim to a serious injury, such as broken bones, a brain injury or a spinal cord injury.

Will new administration impact Social Security Disability?

While the transition from President Obama to President Trump has seemingly led to news headlines on a daily basis, much of the focus is on personnel issues within the new administration and not on policy reform, which was a priority of the Trump campaign. While the Trump presidency is still in its infancy, we do know that there have been many promises to make cuts in many federal departments, although the Social Security Administration was not expected to be part of the cuts.

How OSHA protects workers

Although a focus on labor rights and employee safety has been on the minds of many Americans since the start of the labor rights movement in the early 20th century, it was not until the 1970's when a serious effort was made to protect workers with the founding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as "OSHA." This helped set industry standards for employee protections, working with both employers and their employees to ensure that every effort is made for a safe working environment.

How does cancer affect the body?

Cancer is among the leading causes of death and disabilities. The Social Security Administration lists cancer among the illnesses that qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits. While almost all of us know someone who has been affected by cancer, you may not know what exactly cancer is, or how it affects the body.

I have diabetes. Do I have a disability?

Diabetes is a relatively common disease, and for this reason, many people do not consider this illness to be a disabling condition. While the severity of a case of diabetes varies on a case-by-case basis, many people find that the effects of this disease leave them unable to work and participate in everyday activities.

How does the Social Security Disability appeals process work?

If you are already suffering from a serious injury, illness or mental condition that prevents you from working, the last thing you want to worry about is having your Social Security Disability claim denied. But, the reality is that a majority of claims are in fact denied. Many are denied simply because the conditions of the disability do not meet with the criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration. But, other times, your disability may in fact follow the necessary guidelines, but the application itself was not enough to prove your case.