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December 2018 Archives

Getting workers' compensation for a workplace illness

In order to pay for basic living needs, most people obtain employment. Whether it is a well-paying job or not, these funds are considered crucial for living. This means that when income is significantly reduced or stopped, problems can arise. While many workers in Ohio and elsewhere do not consider the possibility of no longer being able to work because of their work environment, the reality is that this often happens. A worker suffers a work-related illness, causing them to require significant medical attention.

Silica toxins in common dust may be the new asbestos

If part of your job as a construction worker involves cutting or drilling through concrete, masonry, rock or other mineral-containing substances, you probably take many safety precautions. You wear gloves to protect your fingers and hands. You use a face shield to cover your eyes and face. You wear ear plugs to avoid damaging your hearing.

ADA protections for mental illness in the workplace

In the U.S., about 18 percent of individuals report a mental illness in any given month, making psychiatric disability one of the top reported. Workers with mental illness, or a history of mental illness, are provided workplace rights and legal protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Common occupational diseases suffered by workers

When individuals in Ohio and elsewhere go to work, they expect to complete their work duties and get paid for them. People do not expect the act of working to cause them actual harm. In other words, workers do not often consider the possibility of suffering a serious illness from the work environment. Unfortunately, this occurs to many workers, causing people to question what options they have when a workplace accident leaves them unable to work.

Reasons to seek SSD benefits

When a person in Ohio or elsewhere looks at their paycheck, it is clear that there are certain deductions for programs that may be beneficial to them in the future. One of them is Social Security. While no one expects to suffer a serious injury, a chronic health condition or a sudden medical crisis, the truth of the matter is that these events could happen at anytime to anyone. Thus, it is imperative to fully understand the Social Security program and reasons why a person could apply for this financial assistance.