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The federal requirements for Social Security disability benefits

People in Michigan who believe they may qualify for Social Security disability payments need to have a realistic sense of the type of aid that may be available to them. The US Social Security Administration provides several types of disability benefits to eligible applicants. Each type of benefit requires different criteria to be met for eligibility.

How can workers try to prevent ladder falls?

Construction accidents take a myriad of forms, whether they involve equipment malfunctions or electrical shock. However, ladders can be especially dangerous for construction workers in Detroit, and all over the state of Michigan. If you have sustained an injury after falling off of a ladder at work, it is important to stand up for your rights as an employee. Moreover, you should try to take steps to prevent this type of accident if your job requires you to work on ladders.

Do I have a rightful claim to damages after a car accident?

A car accident can affect your life in many ways, and even a minor collision can result in expenses that continue to add up. It is particularly frustrating when you are suffering because of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, but you do not have to walk through the aftermath of an accident alone.

What risks do nurses and other caregivers encounter?

 From construction site injuries to mishaps that occur in work zones, people are familiar with many of the risks that workers face. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the health care industry can be particularly hazardous. Each day in Detroit, nurses and other types of caregivers face a wide variety of risks in the workplace. If you are employed in this line of work, it is critical to address an illness or injury appropriately and take steps to prevent these hazards from arising in the first place, when possible.

How workplace culture affects safety

Regardless of the industry or environment, every workplace in Michigan has an internal culture. According to Occupational Health & Safety, this does not necessarily come directly from administration, but it does come from the way employees perceive the values of the company. Since these are often a direct result of the policies and procedures, though, management has a strong responsibility to create an environment that encourages safety.

Can SSI provide financial help for your child's disability?

As the parent of a disabled child, you may face various situations that other parents may not. You may need to provide extra care, attention and money in order to ensure that your child has what he or she needs to thrive. Though you certainly have immense love and joy for your child, you may find yourself feeling as if your financial shortcomings have put limitations on your ability to provide for him or her.

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