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10 Most Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

By Kenton Koszdin on August 31, 2018
In Workers Compensation

What would you guess is the most common type of Workers’ Compensation injury? If you guessed overexertion injuries, you would be right. This broad category includes those injuries related to lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and holding. Every year, 3 million American workers suffer non-fatal injuries or illnesses that are job-related. However, in 2016, 5,180 workers… Read More

Social Security’s decision as to whether an individual is disabled is reached by first determining if an applicant can engage in “Substantial Gainful Activity” (SGA). The Social Security Administration (SSA) adjusts the amount of monthly earnings considered as “Substantial Gainful Activity” annually. Anyone who is unable to engage in substantial gainful activity is eligible to receive… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from certain conditions including, but not limited to, a kidney transplant, dialysis, or even anorexia, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from certain conditions including, but not limited to, a kidney transplant, dialysis, or even anorexia, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from a kidney transplant or chronic kidney disease, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing… Read More

The more that applicants for disability benefits know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers and evaluates their type of disability, the more prepared they will be for the road ahead as the SSA considers benefit eligibility. As the claims process for disability benefits may not only be long and arduous, but complicated and… Read More

The Kenton Koszdin Law Office helps injured workers stay on their feet physically and financially. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, please do not hesitate to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Time is of the essence! Failing to meet the 30-day deadline for filing a workers’ compensation claim could result in unreimbursed… Read More

Don’t get discouraged if your first Social Security Disability (SSDI) application is denied. Up to 80% of initial claims are denied! You should always re-apply. Often the denial is because there are medical or work documents missing. Your denial letter will detail exactly why your claim was denied. You must reapply quickly as you have only… Read More

Statistics show that 28 percent of all workplace injuries in California are repetitive stress and cumulative trauma injuries, the latter are other injurious conditions that develop over time, like hearing loss from over-exposure to loud machinery. This condition is caused by doing the same action(s) repeatedly again and again while working. The repetitive motion and… Read More

The Social Security Administration (SSA) typically calculates disability benefits using “average indexed monthly earnings (AIME),” defined as the sum of up to 35 years of a worker’s indexed earnings. A formula is applied to the AIME to compute the primary insurance amount (PIA), which determines the benefit amount paid to an individual applicant. Social Security… Read More

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