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'Safety stand-downs' hope to help prevent workplace injuries

The New Jersey Herald reports that today is the last day of “safety stand-downs” across the nation. By the end of today, more than a million workers will have participated in the events stressing the importance of fall protection and workplace safety.

SSDI cannot substitute for long-term disability insurance

Severe disability can drastically impact a person’s daily life, affecting everything from getting up in the morning and going to work to enjoying normal recreational activities. When severe injury or disability impacts an individual’s ability to work and earn money for long periods of time, their financial well-being may be compromised if they do not have adequate insurance.

College graduates more likely to recover from brain injuries

College graduates have some distinct advantages, such as having the potential to earn higher incomes than non-graduates over the course of their careers. New research indicates that there’s a benefit that’s less well known: college graduates have a better chance of recovering without disability from a traumatic brain injury than those who don’t receive higher education at a school such as Newark’s Rutgers University.

Back pain is top cause of disability worldwide

Back pain is so common, you might be experiencing it as you read this. If not you, perhaps your spouse has back problems, or a sibling or offspring. It seems as if everyone knows at least one person, and often more than one, struggling with back pain.

Study says stress of applying for injury benefits slows recovery

Doctors and scientists have long known that stress can have a negative impact on a person’s health. Now researchers have found that the stress caused by applying for compensation after a workplace injury actually slows the healing process.

U.S. HealthWorks: Back injuries top list for work injuries

Every year, thousands of U.S. workers are hurt on the job. Some of these injuries are rather minor, but some are life-changing. For some, an injury can even make it hard to work a full-time job and could necessitate the need for Social Security disability.

Crash survivor must reimburse coverage from ERISA-governed plan

Obtaining benefits from a group plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act can be complex and confusing. Claims can be denied, and benefits can be terminated. It is important to retain a skilled attorney with experience handling the ERISA claims process that will advocate for the rights of an injured or disabled employee unable to work.

Couple faked injuries in order to receive disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits are only intended for individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere who are fully disabled, and those who are no longer able to perform their assigned duties. Last week, we wrote about a man who stole thousands of dollars in disability benefits by using a false identify. In a somewhat similar story, a couple has been convicted of faking their injuries to begin receiving Social Security disability benefits.

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