According to a new study, the men and women in uniform fighting crime in the United States are subject to a heightened risk for certain physical and mental health issues. It is critical for police officers in the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 and their family members to be aware of the possible health complications, and the ensuing right to workers' compensation benefits after being diagnosed with illnesses or injuries resulting from their job duties.
The recent news that Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has taken a leave from his duties as state representative to seek treatment for a mood disorder, has raised many questions. Mood disorders vary in both their severity and the length of time they affect an individual. Some individuals who suffer from mood disorders may find it difficult to function in society and perform work duties. These individuals may qualify for disability benefits.
Individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia often suffer excruciating pain that may prevent them from working or engaging in normal everyday activities. While some fibromyalgia suffers may qualify for social security disability benefits, all must find methods and treatments to cope with the pain they endure.
The frequency with which workers' compensation claims were filed in 2011 decreased somewhat, returning to what has been the norm in the industry for over a decade. While the decline was minute, amounting to only a 1 percent decrease, it is notable when compared to the year prior.
As a parent, learning your child suffers from a permanent and debilitating disability is heartbreaking. A new study, however, provides hope for parents of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
In an effort to decrease the number of fatalities on construction sites in Philadelphia, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has introduced a new campaign for the summer. The "Construction Incident Prevention Initiative" is aimed at recognizing and removing safety and health risks for construction workers.
Anyone in Philadelphia who has a debilitating illness knows how important governmental disability benefits can be. Whether it is because someone is unable to work because of an illness or because of an injury, Social Security disability insurance benefits are often necessary to pay for everyday living costs. Because they cannot work and disability benefits are so crucial to their survival, people on disability benefits should work with an attorney to ensure that their paperwork is properly filled out before submitting it to the Social Security Administration.
What happens when a task routinely performed by a worker suddenly results in a dangerous explosion? A plant in Connellsville is dealing with that question at the moment, after an explosion injured two of its factory workers last week.