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Mental health concerns can qualify for Social Security Disability

As someone who has struggled with the trauma of a workplace accident, you may have trouble with emotional disturbances that make it hard for you to work. Maybe you have flashbacks or trouble sleeping at night; You might have panic attacks on the job or be exhausted.

In your situation, it's important to know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) does recognize mental health disorders for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit applications. If you cannot work because of your mental health condition, you can seek help benefits from SSD, so you can focus on your health instead of struggling to work when it's nearly impossible for you to do so.

Understanding Florida's no-fault law

Florida has a no-fault law, but that doesn't mean a person isn't responsible if they cause an accident. This is a fairly common misconception. The party is still found to be at fault, and they will still be required to cover at least some of the costs related to the collision.

Whenever a car crash happens in Florida, police officers do arrive at the scene and investigate to find out who is responsible for causing the accident. Florida's no-fault law then applies and is special because it means that the person who caused the accident is responsible for fixing the other person's vehicle but not for paying for their injuries.

What medical benefits do you get with workers' compensation?

In Florida, there are three benefits that workers who are hurt on the job can seek through workers' compensation. These three benefits include medical benefits, lost wage and monetary compensation benefits and death benefits.

Each of these categories is vital to those who have been hurt or killed. Initially, they'll need medical care. Then, they may need to be compensated for time lost from work and other financial losses. Finally, if someone passes away, their family should have the right to obtain death benefits to cover the expenses related to the funeral and other financial needs.

What do employers have to do regarding workers' compensation?

Florida workers will find it beneficial to learn about their rights in case of an accident at some point in the future. No matter what type of job you have, it is in your interests to learn as much as possible about how to get what you need in the event you require support after an accident at work. It can be especially helpful for you to learn about the workers' compensation process.

Workers' compensation insurance coverage exists to help injured workers after a job-related injury or occupational illness. These benefits can include everything from recovery of some of your lost wages to coverage of your medical expenses. You may want to learn about what to expect from the claims process, particularly what you can expect from your employer.

3 amusement park safety tips to keep in mind this summer

There are over 400 North American amusement parks with fixed sites, and at each one, the most significant concern is safety. Amusement parks offer some of the safest forms of recreation today, but there are always risks involved.

The change of being seriously hurt on an amusement park ride is approximately one in 18 million, based on a three-year average. Of course, that doesn't mean that an injury can't happen or that it won't affect you while you're there.

Social media could impact disability benefits in the future

News from March 19, 2019, discussed an interesting claim that the Social Security Administration (SSA) may begin using social media to evaluate people's disability claims. Presently, the federal agency does use Facebook and Instagram to investigate cases of fraud, but it plans to expand the usage as far as evaluations for benefits.

The trouble with this is that social media isn't a good measure of a person's life. Social media is often used only to share the most important times in people's lives or to reflect on experiences they had in the past. It's well-known that social media is not a direct reflection of what people go through on a day-to-day basis.

Workers' compensation costs drop in Florida

In 2019, there is a positive movement happening in Florida. Businesses are going to get a break on the cost of workers' compensation insurance.

In the past, some businesses have argued that insurance was far too expensive. Smaller businesses may have risked going without it, despite the fact that they could be heavily fined for not carrying it for their employees.

3 tips for safer driving in wet weather

Spring storms and rain can make the roads hazardous, but you may still need to travel. Whether it's to get to work or head to an important event, it's not always easy to stay off the roads.

If you do have to travel in bad weather, there are some tips that can help you avoid getting into a crash. Here are three that you should keep in mind.

Will Social Security Disability change in 2019?

There are lots of things about the Social Security system changing in 2019. Some of these things are positive, while others may not be. As someone who relies on Social Security Disability (SSD) or who intends to seek it, you need to know how this year's changes will affect you.

To start with, SSD thresholds are increasing. Right now, approximately 10 million people in America qualify for SSD. The amounts being received are increasing, with the legally blind receiving up to $2,040 monthly and the nonblind receiving up to $1,220 monthly.

Gathering the right documents when applying for disability

If you are unable to work due to a medical condition or serious illness, it can lead to a devastating financial situation for your Florida family. You may know you have the right to seek support through a claim for Social Security disability benefits, but it is not always easy to complete this process. At the start of it, you will have to gather the right documents.

Providing the right documentation is critical for your disability claim because it is what the Social Security Administration will look at when evaluating your case. The documentation and medical evidence you include should validate your claim and prove that you have a genuine disability that precludes you from earning an income. Before you move forward with your application, it is smart to ensure that you have everything you need.