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What You Should Know Before Seeking Social Security Disability

SSDI (Social Security disability insurance) helps people who can’t maintain employment because of a medical condition. Successfully applying for SSDI isn’t easy though. In fact, it can be downright discouraging. Below, you’ll find several facts…


Will All Same-Sex Marriages Get Social Security Benefits?

Recently, there has been much discussion regarding same-sex married couples and their entitlement to social security benefits. In 2013, the United States v. Windsor case determined same-sex married couples could recover federal benefits if one…


OSHA Workplace Violations: Know Your Rights

As an employee, you have a right to a safe workplace. Since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, employers are required to take specific measures to ensure that the workplace…


Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Workers’ compensation is a state program designed to help workers who sustain an illness or injury at their jobs. Typically, employers with three or more employees will carry workers’ compensation insurance. Below are some…


What Type of Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Virginia?

Workers’ compensation exists to help employees who have experienced a work-related injury. It is designed to help workers who are forced to take time off of work in order to heal, providing a way for…


Are There Toxins in Your Work Environment? Know Your Rights

How well does your workplace regulate the amount of toxins in the environment? What you may not realize is that there are numerous health hazards. Some of the toxins that are present cannot be detected…


What You Should Know About Appealing a Denied SSD Claim

The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many, if not most, first-time claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Research suggests the following factors are responsible for many of these denials:

Does My Illness Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

Certain occupational diseases, including hearing loss and carpal tunnel syndrome are routinely covered under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. Other illnesses that arose ordinarily in life can qualify for Virginia Workers Compensation benefits, but are…


Workers’ Compensation & Employer Responsibility

In the United States, most employers must purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover on-the-job injuries. Unless an employer is exempt from purchasing workers’ compensation, it is obligated to fulfill certain duties related to worker…


Virginia’s Workers’ Comp Death Benefits

In the state of Virginia, if an employee dies due to a work-related injury or dies at their job site, their dependents are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits.

Under Virginia’s workers’ compensation laws,…


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