This blog has previously discussed traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. As their name implies, TBIs involve damage to the brain from an outside physical force, like a blow to the head or a violent shake. As is the case with many other medical conditions, professionals classify TBIs according to how profoundly they affect a person. In the world of neurology, there is a distinction between mild TBIs and moderate or severe TBIs.
People make mistakes all the time. Even responsible and careful Philadelphia drivers will, from time to time, blow a red light or totally miss the fact that the traffic in front of them has come to a stop. On other occasions, a worker in one of the area's many factories or construction sites may just forget about taking an important safety step.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.