Many people spend years working hard and going to school only to get hurt on the job. When people are injured in their chosen line of work, they are worried that they won't have a steady paycheck with which to support their family. Their injury may preclude them from returning to work in the future.
Workers' compensation benefits are available to help workers and families harmed in a construction accident. A construction worker was recently killed in California and another worker was also injured in the same construction accident and had to be taken to a local medical center. The worker who was killed was a married father of two and had been working for 15 years for the construction company that was working to clear a land slide at the time of the accident. The 54-year old victim was noted as a "beloved" and "well-respected" member of the construction team he worked for.
Social Security disability benefits are available to disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a physical or mental medical condition. Navigating eligibility requirements, the application process, and the appeals process can be complex to understand. The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can be daunting but they are oftentimes badly-needed benefits.