Recently the world learned that legendary comedian, actor, director, screenwriter and singer Jerry Lewis had died. Despite a long and storied career in Hollywood entertaining Americans for decades, Lewis may be as well known for his work as a humanitarian as much as an entertainer, shedding a light and fundraising for the degenerative disease muscular dystrophy.
Multiple sclerosis is a serious disease that affects as many as 2.3 million people throughout the world, including people from the Cincinnati, Ohio, region. The disease targets the nervous system, causing the immune system to attack the coating around nerve fibers, ultimately leaving scar tissue, known as sclerosis, in different areas.
Previously, we began looking at a recent workers' compensation case our firm successfully handled for an injured worker. As we noted last time, we were successful in defeating the employer's attempt to have a medical report thrown out based on an alleged ambiguity when there really was no significant ambiguity or inconsistency in the report.
Workers' compensation is a critical resource for those injured on the job, but it isn't always easy to obtain the coverage to which one is entitled under the law. In some cases, employers or their insurers put up roadblocks for injured employees in an attempt to avoid or minimize costs. This can be particularly harmful for an employee who suffers permanently injuries on the job.
A person's job is often their most important financial lifeline. It is their source of income and ability to pay for their needs and wants in life. When residents in Ohio are injured on-the-job, it not only impacts health and wellbeing, but also affects the worker's ability to making a living. When a worker is injured in a workplace incident, it is imperative that they understand their rights and what resources are provided to them.
Perhaps you found out that you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability in Ohio while you recover from your injuries. As exciting as that news is, you should not let your emotions and feelings of anticipation get in the way of filing your claim. The SSD claims process is complex, and there are a lot of things you need to do to prove your claim.