If you have been injured in an accident, and you have good health insurance coverage, your insurer will help you pay for your emergency treatment, hospitalization and other medical expenses. However, if you are seriously injured and cannot return to work, health insurance won't help you with lost wages. For that, you will need some other form of insurance or benefits.
For anyone who has received a federally taxed paycheck (which is most Anaheim residents), they most likely noticed the portion of wages allotted to federal taxes. While there are several things the federal government removes from most employees' wages, one is contributions to social security. Social security has several uses and is allocated to different people in different ways. One way that federal government allocates Anaheim residents' federal taxes is to those who are need due to injury, including work-related injuries.
As many California residents may be aware, the process of filing for benefits after a debilitating injury can be complex and lengthy. Determining the best benefits program to pursue, and what evidence will be required to make a proper application, can make the difference between receiving needed compensation and being unable to make ends meet. Because of this, people injured in workplace accidents should not forget about the potential to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
We often take our health for granted, but it can only take a split-second for a severe head injury to occur. You could be injured playing your favorite sport, be a victim in a sudden car crash, suffer a workplace injury, or slip and fall on a wet grocery store floor. Sadly, no one in Anaheim is immune to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the complications that could follow.
Last week we wrote a post about appealing denied Social Security disability benefits claims, and how qualifying for these benefits can be a difficult task -- even though it is patently clear to you that you disability, injury or condition dramatically affects your ability to work. In these cases, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney to help you through your denied claim, and to push forward with the appeal.