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Workers’ Compensation: Know the Basics

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on June 26, 2013
In Workers Compensation

If you’re injured on the job in California or suffer an illness related to your job in California, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced southern California workers’ compensation benefits attorney can help you determine whether you qualify and answer questions specific to your situation. However, knowing the basics of workers’ compensation in California… Read More

The Social Security Administration (SSA) handles claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. According to the SSA, about one in every three U.S. workers will qualify for disability benefits before he or she reaches retirement age. The SSA uses a five-step process to determine whether an individual applicant qualifies for SSD benefits. If the SSA… Read More

Many Californians who consider filing for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits do so after they suffer injuries while on the job. Most workplace injuries in California qualify a worker for workers’ compensation benefits, which cover medical bills related to the specific injury and help replace lost income. An experienced southern California SSD benefits attorney can… Read More

Spinal implants include a range of medical devices that may be implanted in a patient’s spine to treat or fix a back injury. Since many jobs, including construction, mining, and farming, cause back injuries to several workers each year, spinal implants become a key part of treatment for employees who need workers’ compensation benefits. But… Read More

SSD vs. SSI: What’s the Difference?

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on June 12, 2013
In Social Security Disability

The federal Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two benefits programs for people who are disabled if they meet the criteria for admission. Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are paid to individuals whose disabilities prevent them from working and who qualify for benefits based on their prior work records. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are paid… Read More

California currently has a reputation for being friendly to athletes who are seeking workers’ compensation claims, including professional football players, who are allowed to receive workers’ comp benefits in California if they can show that their injuries were suffered during games they played in California – even if they were playing for an out-of-state team… Read More

Social Security Disability by the Numbers

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on June 10, 2013
In Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to provide income for people whose disabilities prevent them from working. Currently, about 12 million U.S. residents receive SSD benefits, including 8.8 million working adults and several million children. About one in six working-age U.S. residents, or about 29.5 million… Read More

During the summer months, heat-related illnesses and injuries on the job increase in California, especially among construction and agricultural workers who labor outdoors in the hot sun. Excessive heat exposure can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke, both of which can cause serious injuries or even death. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body’s temperature… Read More

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