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How the SSA decides if you meet the definition of disabled

A disability is a threat to your financial well-being, but you may be able to secure certain benefits through the Social Security Administration. If you are unable to work, you may believe that you have a valid claim to disability benefits, but you will find it beneficial to fully understand the qualifications for securing this type of financial support. 

It is fairly common for first-time Oklahoma applicants to learn that their application came back denied. In many cases, people find that their disability does not meet the requirements outlined by the SSA's definition of a disability. You may find it useful to seek a complete explanation of your rights and options before you even apply for disability benefits.

Pursuing the compensation deserved with patience and guidance

Suffering serious injuries in a car accident can create various hardships in life that may be challenging to overcome. Although many accident injuries may exhibit immediate symptoms, others can take time to appear, often going unnoticed for days.

Perhaps you have been in a collision recently, you might believe that the worst is over, only to wake up a few days later feeling as though the incident had just occurred. If you wish to pursue compensation following your accident, it might be in your best interests to allow all your injuries time to manifest.

Motor vehicle accidents and brain injuries

Every year, nearly 2 million people suffer head injuries, and many of them must deal with lifelong repercussions. Head injuries may have many causes, such as sports injuries or slip-and-fall accidents. If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident, he or she may be dealing with other physical trauma as well, and you are likely bracing yourself for a long recovery.

In a car accident, the impact of vehicles may cause the brain to slam against the inside walls of the skull. If the head strikes against another object, the skull may crack, and bits of bone may lodge in the brain. However, even if your loved one's head injury is not visible, the damage may be quite serious.

A rightful claim to compensation through a wrongful death claim

The death of a loved one can change your family forever and leave you with emotional trauma, as well as unexpected expenses. This is a complex time of grief and financial stress, and it is normal to feel both overwhelmed and confused about what you should do next.

If you believe that the death of your loved one was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person or party, you have the right to seek financial compensation through a wrongful death claim. While restitution cannot bring back your loved one, it can help your family recover some of the financial losses you experienced.

Delaying workers' comp claims can have severe consequences

Navigating the Oklahoma workers' compensation claims process can be complicated, especially if you are struggling to cope with serious injuries. However, you are most likely going to be dependent on these benefits to care for your family while you are incapacitated. Avoiding delay in the reporting of your injuries can is critical because this may jeopardize your eligibility or the effectiveness of the workers' compensation system.

Certain deadlines apply to the reporting of workplace injuries. As an employee, you have 30 days to report your injury, while your employer has 10 days to file a completed claim form with the insurance program -- if your injury caused an absence exceeding three days.

Don't let workers' comp denial injure your pride, file an appeal

Many individuals, you included, might have an understandable fear of potentially suffering injuries at work. This risk could affect workers of any occupation as issues from repetitive motion injuries to fatal injuries from sudden explosions span over an array of employment positions. Fortunately, if you suffered a serious injury on the job, workers' compensation could assist you with financial hardships that may result from the injury-causing incident.

Many individuals rely heavily on workers' comp benefits due to needing time away from work to recover as well as requiring medical treatment, which both often lead to financial strain. Therefore, you may find yourself wondering what to do in the event that your benefits claim is rejected.

You're a victim of a car accident. Now what?

There is no way to predict how an auto accident will affect you. Horrendous property damage does not always equal serious physical injury, and minimal damage does not rule out catastrophic injury. If your accident resulted in injuries for you or your loved ones, you may have a long road to recovery ahead of you.

What benefits are available under workers' compensation?

You should focus on your recovery after suffering an on-the-job injury, but instead you probably worry about who pays your medical bills and how to provide for your family. You more than likely know workers' compensation exists, but might not understand what benefits you receive, how you qualify for them and what you need to do to receive them.

Truck accidents are no surprise here in Oklahoma

If you live here in Oklahoma, you know that trucks dominate the interstates as they move goods across the country. The large number of trucks means a higher potential for accidents involving these mammoth vehicles. An accident caused by a truck often results in devastating injuries and even death.

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