Injury and illness are always frightening, but when they could prevent you from earning an income, they can be terrifying. Fortunately, if you are injured while working at the factory, workers’ compensation can protect you with medical, treatment and income benefits.
You've worked in construction for a decade. So far, you've escaped serious injury. Sure, you deal with the minor cuts and bruises that go along with working with your hands, but you haven't been to the hospital.
You pick your son up after preschool and start the daily commute home. You're talking to him about his day, but your eyes are on the road the entire time. You're being careful. You're not distracted, you're not speeding, and you're following the flow of traffic.
It can be tough to watch your parents age. As you become an adult yourself, you can relate to their struggles. Your mom and dad were the ones who raised you. They nurtured you and cared for you. They taught you some of your first skills. When you became a teenager, they taught you how to drive. These may be fond memories. Perhaps you laugh about them now as a family. Your mom and dad are your mentors. It can be tough to witness them struggle.
While Social Security benefits are guaranteed to eligible workers, Social Security disability benefits are not. In fact, Social Security disability benefits can be difficult to receive. Only 32% of applicants in 2016 were awarded benefits.