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What do workplace injury and illness statistics tell us?

Every worker in Los Angeles and throughout California deserves to have a workplace that is free from the potential of causing injuries or illness. When workers aren't able to work in a safe environment, the consequences can be severe: accident injuries, occupational illnesses and even complete disability. Needless to say, Los Angeles residents who are injured or who become ill due to on-the-job concerns may be unable to work for an extended period of time.

Complications from brain injuries can leave you unable to work

There is no doubt that a brain injury is something that anyone would have quite a bit of trouble recovering from. Unfortunately, these types of injuries occur every day throughout the country. They can occur at work, in the commute or even in a household accident. The complications from a brain injury can leave a Los Angeles resident unable to work.

Those who suffer from autoimmune disorders may get SSD benefits

When most people think about the individuals who receive Social Security Disability benefits, they probably envision those who are suffering from serious illnesses, like cancer or heart disease, or those who have become disabled due to a serious injury. However, what some of our readers may not realize is that there are many different illnesses that could qualify a person to receive SSD benefits. Autoimmune disorders are among the diseases that the Social Security Administration may consider as a disability.

SSD benefits can be part of a financial solution after an injury

Many workers in Los Angeles are lucky enough to have retirement savings, such as a 401(k) account. These funds are in place not only to provide financial security during what will hopefully be a peaceful and restful retirement, but also in case of severe financial emergencies. When a worker suffers an injury on the job and becomes disabled, those retirement funds may be eyed as a potential financial tool to help make ends meet. But, this type of withdrawal could be premature.

Mental illness and Social Security Disability

It is often believed that Social Security Disability benefits are only reserved for certain physical disabilities. However, mental disorders and illnesses can also cause serious disability in individuals and can also qualify them for benefits. While it may be difficult to win a claim based on mental illnesses, being approved can be more likely when you know how the process works and what type of evidence you need to provide in support of your claim. 

Can family members receive SSD benefits based on your record?

Our readers in Los Angeles who are familiar with previous posts here know that certain people who qualify may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. But, what they may not know is that family members may be able to claim benefits based on an applicant's work history as well. How can family members claim Social Security Disability benefits?

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