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July 2018 Archives

Surge in black lung disease for coal miners in central Appalachia

Whether it is the first day on the job or a position you have held for decades, if the industry you work in carries with it health risks, it is important for employees in Ohio and elsewhere to be aware of this situation. This means understanding ways to reduce the risks of an occupational disease, as well as the signs and symptoms associated with these potential diseases. This can help a worker get the medical attention they need in a timely manner, and it can help a worker seek workers' compensation benefits for missing work while he or she is recuperating.

Should you apply for SSDI or SSI benefits?

If you are unable to work and earn a living to support your Ohio family to an injury or a serious illness, you could be eligible for benefits through the Social Security Administration. However, there are different types of disability support, and it is important to understand the differences between them. They are Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance. 

The basics of workers' compensation

Going to work is a routine occurrence for most residents in Ohio and elsewhere. However, it is not one that is taken lightly or for granted in some situations. Take, for example, those employed in the construction industry. These workers complete large and dangerous projects. Because they are faced with risks and dangers on-the-job, it is possible to suffer a serious workplace injury. Such a situation could cause a worker to require significant medical attention. The worker may even have to take time off the job in order to recover.

What are the symptoms of workplace depression?

Admit it, work can get stressful from time to time. Whether it's because of the season, a major project nearing completion or added tasks to your already busy workload, stress can get overwhelming in the workplace. In fact, it can get to such a point that anxiety and even depression sets in. Work-related depression can be a serious situation. Even when treated, this can significantly impact a person's ability to lead a normal life.

Helping you recover workers' compensation benefits

While no workplace is perfect, a work environment should not be the cause of a serious health problem. Unfortunately, the conditions of a workplace can contribute to a work-related illness. Whether it takes weeks, moths or even years to set in, a workplace illness can be a very serious situation. An employee might require much medical treatment, resulting in missed work. Such a situation can impact a person's quality of life and even the ability to return to his or her normal life once treatment is complete.