Studies show that working musicians are nearly four times more likely to suffer noise-induced hearing loss than those in any other profession. In addition, working musicians are 57% more likely to have ringing in the ears – tinnitus – because of their work.
If you are looking to obtain Social Security disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, then you need to deal with that big bureaucracy called the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Our culture’s promise of new technologies makes us believe that those technologies come with a promise of a healthier world, healthier living spaces, and healthier workplaces. But, sadly, that is not always the case. The forward thrust of technology does not always come with a surge in things that are better for our bodies and minds.
If you are seeking disability benefits from the federal government, you might worry that any kind of disability benefit claim will be met with a lot of red tape. That, in fact, is typically the case. Indeed, a large percentage of claims are initially denied by the Social Security Administration before benefits are ultimately provided after an appeals process.
Insurance companies frequently play a very important role in personal injury litigation. Accordingly, there are some things you need to know about how to deal (or how not to deal) with insurance companies when you are looking to maximize the chances of appropriate compensation in your case.
Did you know that about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work? Did you know that about $242 million is spent each year on workers’ compensation benefits for hearing loss disabilities? Those statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will tell you clearly that if you are experiencing hearing loss issues because of your workplace environment, you are not alone.
Unfortunately, the pandemic is raging on. It appears, in fact, that the world might be experiencing a second wave of virus infections. The countries that were able to bring down infection rates to relatively low numbers during the summer months have numbers that are disturbingly going back up. In the United States, it appears that we are on an upward trajectory to another, third, peak in virus infections.
Seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be a bit of a challenge. More than half of initial Social Security Disability Insurance claims (SSDI claims) are denied, requiring claimants to take further steps to obtain benefits. Therefore, the more information you have in your corner on how to most efficiently demonstrate to the SSA that you are eligible for SSDI benefits the better.
Car accidents can range from minor fender benders to catastrophic, and each car accident has a unique set of circumstances. So, it can be a challenge to make an estimate as to the amount of compensation you should receive in any given case. That said, under Florida law, there are various categories of damages that you can receive when you are the victim of a car accident, which was caused by another driver’s negligence.
It’s human nature, especially when we’re young, to think that we are invincible, or that we will not be the one to get into an accident at work. Of course, our optimistic nature is not always the best gauge of reality, and accidents happen.