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August 2017 Archives

What are the common causes of construction work accidents?

The construction industry, as pointed out in a previous post, is vital to society. It is what results in homes, office buildings, roads, bridges and other structures being built. However, those working in this industry go to work everyday facing many risks and dangers. Even when certain steps are taken to improve the safety and wellbeing of construction workers, they are still, unfortunately, harmed in accidents.

Protecting the rights of injured construction workers

No matter what time of year it is, Ohio residents can see various types of structures and roads being constructed. Construction workers play a vital role in society; building roads, bridges, homes and offices. Unfortunately, however, these employees face many risks and dangers on the job. Although certain measures are taken, such as training and providing safety gear, these steps do not always prevent serious, and even fatal, construction accidents from occurring.

Understanding the appeals process for SSD benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can seem intimidating. Having to answer detailed questions and provide a large number of supporting documents can be overwhelming. However, this situation should not deter individuals from seeking benefits that they need. Being denied initially is a possibility, but applicants should note their ability to appeal this decision.

What must an applicant do to recover SSD benefits?

No one ever expects to become seriously injured in an accident. And with that, no one is prepared to deal with the aftermath of a severe accident that leaves him or her temporarily or permanently disabled. However, individuals in Ohio and elsewhere are faced with this horrible situation, leaving them overwhelmed and unable to navigate the matter on their own. When an individual is unable to work because of a disabling injury, this can be challenging. Especially when that person is unable to obtain or maintain gainful employment. Thus, disabled individuals, no matter the source of their disabilities, may seek out financial assistance in the form of Social Security Disability (SSD) from the Social Security Administration (SSA.)

Ohio employees can work safely in the summer heat

When the temperatures rise during the summer, so do the chances that a worker will suffer the ill effects of heat-related illness. Many workers are susceptible to various types of occupational illnesses caused by extreme heat, even those who work indoors. With awareness and increased safety measures, Ohio workers are able to work safely in the summer heat.