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Social Security Disability Benefits For Injuries Archives

Many spine injuries lead to paralysis, other serious issues

One of the most vulnerable parts of one's body is the back, particularly the spine. Among other things, the bones of the spine protect the all-important spinal cord nerves, which serve to transmit signals to the rest of the body. In other words, when a Philadelphia resident's spinal cord is not working properly, the person will likely lose some or all control and sensation in the affected parts of their body.

Administration may start reviewing social media posts

A new regulatory proposal, currently being floated between the President's team and the Social Security Administration, may lead to a regulation that will authorize or even require the Administration to examine social media posts when reviewing disability benefits and claims. Currently, the Administration only does so when there is already some suspicion of fraud or abuse.

Sympathy alone not enough after a disabling injury

Losing one's job can be a difficult experience all by itself. However, it can be even more difficult if the job loss was due to a disability that was a result of a work-related injury. As readers may know, a disabled worker may be entitled to workers' compensation per Pennsylvania law, but the money received from such benefits is often not enough to meet the various expenses that arise after a disabling injury.

What is a herniated disk?

Many people in the Philadelphia area, particularly, those who perform difficult manual labor, may have to put strain on their backs as they work. No matter how hard they try to stay safe, exertion will wear down the various parts of the spine, and this wear-and-tear can cause back problems, like a herniated disk.

Can I get disability after drawing workers' compensation?

Many Philadelphia residents who need to explore getting disability benefits are in their predicament because of a work-related injury. Indeed, even when all parties involved are being as careful as possible, there are many jobs in the area that simply involve dangerous work. Workers will inevitably get hurt from time to time, sometimes seriously.

Activity vs. rest could promote brain injury recovery

Some injuries are more severe than others. Thy can be so severe, in fact, that a person may never fully recover from it. In these cases, the individual may have his or her life impacted for the rest of their life. This could mean the inability to live life as they once could, accomplish basic tasks, take care of him or herself and even maintain employment. In these cases, it is important to understand how the Social Security Administration could assist them. Even if the injury is recoverable, if it is disabling for a year or more, Social Security disability benefits may be available.

Workers' comp and disability payments impacting SSD benefits

Suffering an injury is an emotional and often daunting experience. One is not only seeking medical avenues to recover from said injury, but they are also trying to find the funds to pay for these bills and address the hardship of being unable to work because of the injury. When a serious injury leaves a person disabled, this can be a difficult situation, causing one to seek out financial assistance.

Neck injuries and SSD benefits

When accidents happen, victims are likely to suffer injuries. While some of these injuries may be minor, others can be more severe. And there aren't many injuries more serious than an injury to the neck. Whether it is because of a fall, automobile accident, work accident or any other types of accident, a neck injury could significantly impact a person's ability to function normally, live their normal life and even maintain a job. Thus, it is important to explore one's financial assistance options following an incident causing a neck injury.

SSD benefits for a serious neck injury

While we try to avoid being involved in accidents, there is only so much one can do. Whether it is an automobile accident, a workplace incident, a slip-and-fall or a defective product, individuals could suffer serious harms in a wide variety of accidents. When individuals in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are harmed in an accident, he or she might be left living with a serious and debilitating injury. In some cases, the injury is so severe that one is no longer able to return to their normal life and maintain employment.

Common causes of disabling TBIs

Much like individuals do not expect to be involved in a serious accident, accident victims do not expect to deal with the severe aftermath of these accidents. Whether it is an automobile accident, work incident or a slip-and-fall, when a person injuries his or her head, this can cause one to endure a life time of complications related to their health and the ability to lead a normal life.

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