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Ouch! Heavy Lifting Causes Many Workplace Injuries

One million workers hurt their backs each year, representing almost 20% of all workplace injuries and illnesses. And most of these injuries are caused by heavy lifting.

One of the most important factors in determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits is your work history. When the Social Security Administration receives your SSDI application, your medical condition will be matched against the official “Blue Book” of severe impairments. If your disability does not correspond to any entry there, the next… Read More

Have you ever thought about eye safety at work? Many of us would discount the importance of eye safety, but in reality, more than 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury every day! This results in vision loss which leads to medical expenses, Workers’ Compensation and more than $300 million in lost work time! During Workplace… Read More

Many of our clients ask us if their Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits could change once they have been approved. Yes, there are a few situations that can cause a change in the SSDI payments that you receive: Continuing Disability Reviews Periodically, the Social Security Administration will review your disability case as your health condition… Read More

If you are injured at work, you will have many important things to do. You must get medical treatment immediately, and you will be worried about your job and your ability to continue working. But don’t forget to file a claim for Workers’ Compensation (WC) as soon as possible. You must take certain steps before… Read More

Those who are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) payments must have their medical conditions reviewed periodically. The purpose of these Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) is to determine if your medical impairment has improved to the point that you are able to work. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) finds that you are no longer disabled,… Read More

California provides several stages in which a Workers’ Compensation (WC) applicant can appeal a Workers’ Compensation award decision. Even if your employer’s insurance company accepted your claim, you may want to resolve a dispute that exists in your case. Petition for Reconsideration. The initial appeal step is to file a Petition for Reconsideration with your… Read More

As of December 18th, 2018, the CalABLE program is live and accepting new enrollees. The California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) Program, signed into law by Governor Brown in 2015, allows qualified people with disabilities and their families to save more money without the fear of losing government assistance. How the CalABLE Program Works… Read More

Are Seasonal Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

If you are injured at work in California, you are covered by Workers’ Compensation (WC). This includes seasonal workers such as those who are employed during peak sales, manufacturing and tourism periods as well as migrant workers who work during planting and harvesting seasons. In fact, California is one of only 13 U.S. states, and… Read More

Social Security 2019 Cost of Living Increase

More than 67 million Americans will enjoy a 2.8% cost of living increase in their Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Disability Compensation in 2019. The increase is the largest since 2012. By law the cost of living, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban… Read More

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