201607.22
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Hearing Loss at Work and its Causes

No workplace is perfect. In some work environments, employees handle heavy machinery, putting themselves at risk of being injured on the job every day. In other workplaces, employees handle toxic materials, putting themselves at risk of becoming ill from contact with these materials. Some workplaces are inherently more dangerous than others. For example, you are…

201606.23
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Workers Comp & Social Security Disability Security

If you are an employee who suffers an injury at work, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation to cover your medical expenses and the wages you do not earn while you are out of work to recover. If you are disabled, either permanently or temporarily, you can also receive compensation through the Social Security…

201605.27
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Are Contract Workers Entitled to Workers Compensation?

Sometimes. Whether they are entitled to workers’ compensation or not depends on whether they are employees or independent contractors. Although the terms “contract worker” and “contingent worker” imply that individuals who work as such are independent contractors, this is not always the case. Sometimes, companies hire employees for short periods of time or specific tasks…

201603.28
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SSD Benefits After Returning to Work

For many individuals, a disability caused by a workplace injury is only temporary. For others, a permanent disability is not severe enough to prevent the victim from working again, but does hinder his ability to perform certain job tasks. Once the individual has recovered from his or her injury, he or she can return to…

201603.01
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Does your Injury Qualify for SSD Benefits?

If you are suffering from an injury sustained in a workplace accident, you might be wondering if it is serious enough to qualify you to receive social security disability (SSD) benefits. You might have previously heard that only a few types of injury can qualify an individual for SSD benefits or that the majority of…