Depending on your profession, you could be the type of person who uses a ladder day in and day out. For example, painters are always working on ladders. Just the same, roofers and construction workers use, sometimes extremely long (!), ladders to reach the tops of buildings.
As this blog has reported previously, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a benefit available through the Social Security Administration to disabled Californians. Usually when a person is seeking SSI, their disability is serious enough such that they have little to no work history and thus do not qualify for disability benefits based on their work.
California's workers' compensation system is very helpful when a Stockton resident gets hurt on the job. However, they are most effective when a person is laid up only temporarily, as the benefits will cover a good chunk of the worker's lost income and also reimburse their medical expenses.