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After SSDI: Can I return to work and still get disability benefits?

It's been a few years since you've worked. You have taken time to heal from your accident and the idea of returning to work sounds inviting. But you're not sure if you can return full-time or whether, once back, your symptoms may increase to the point where you have to take time off again. Is there a way to try working and see whether it's the right choice for you without losing the security of your monthly SSDI or SSI payment?

Why nurses are at such an elevated risk of overexertion injuries

If you were to ask any nurse or other healthcare professional why they elected to work in a hospital setting, there's a very good chance that most would answer that they wanted to work in an exciting atmosphere where they could make a real difference in patient care.

How are employers responding to OSHA's new reporting requirements?

Most people might not realize it, but their employers are now subject to rather stringent reporting requirements concerning serious workplace injuries. Specifically, employers in all sectors -- from construction to retail -- must now report any and all work injuries resulting in hospitalization, eye loss and/or amputation to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration within 24 hours of the underlying accident.

Will the SSA review my disability even after benefits begin? - IV

In today's post, we'll conclude our discussion of the avenues of appeal available to those individuals who have learned that the Social Security Administration has decided to stop their disability benefits after determining that their condition has improved and they are capable of working regularly.

Will the SSA review my disability even after benefits begin? - III

In a series of posts, we've been examining how the Social Security Administration conducts periodic reviews to determine whether a person is still eligible for disability benefits, meaning their health has not improved and they are otherwise incapable of working regularly.

Why employers may look to wearable technology to prevent work injuries

From smartwatches to eyeglasses with built-in internet access, the wearable technology field is booming. Indeed, industry experts are predicting that sales of these so-called "wearables" will reach as high as $10 billion per year by 2019.

How is my medical care covered under work comp insurance? - II

In a previous post, we started discussing how authorized medical providers treating injured workers should seek reimbursement for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses from an employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier once the Admission of Liability has been filed.

Will the SSA review my disability even after benefits begin? - II

In our last post, we discussed how those people who have endured the prolonged and sometimes taxing process of securing Social Security disability benefits should be aware that at some point in the years, months or even weeks ahead, the Social Security Administration will review their medical condition to ensure that they still have qualifying disabilities.

Will the SSA review my disability even after benefits begin?

While the process of securing Social Security disability benefits can prove to be time-consuming and perhaps even stressful for many people, these individuals can breathe a much-needed sigh of relief when their checks from the Social Security Administration start to materialize. That's because they no longer have to worry quite as much about their inability to work preventing them from putting food on the table, keeping the electricity on or just covering the basic necessities.

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