5 things you should know about appealing a SSD denial

If you applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and were denied, you should know that you are not alone. This is actually what happens to most people. Only 23% of people are accepted on their initial application, according to one research report. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allows denied applicants to appeal. This

Anxiety sufferers may qualify for disability benefits

Does anxiety affect your day-to-day living? If so, then you know that it can place limitations on everything from your social interactions to your ability to work. As a result, just making ends meet can be a challenge, and so, too, can securing the medical treatment that you need. If you’re in this position, then

What car crash victims should know about femur fractures

Car crashes are the leading cause of femur fractures, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Drivers in Tennessee should know that the femur is the body’s strongest bone. If it should fracture, one will likely suffer many other injuries, including tearing muscles, damaged ligaments and rupturing blood vessels. Various types of femur fractures

Social Security Disability benefits

Tennessee residents who become disabled and are unable to return to work may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. To qualify, claimants must have qualifying disabilities and have earned enough work credits over the course of their previous careers. They must also be unable to perform substantial, gainful activity because of their conditions. As

Date of onset is key in disability cases

People in Tennessee who have medical conditions that prevent them from working full-time jobs may have claims for disability benefits. These claims are filed with the Social Security Administration and may be available whether the condition is mental or physical in nature. Broadly speaking, there are two types of benefits that may be available for

What Causes Social Security Disability To Stop?

Social Security Disability benefits provide cash assistance to Tennesee residents who are no longer able to work because of health issues. The employee must meet the guidelines of the Social Security Administration to qualify for SSD. It is important to know how the benefits work, so the recipient does not risk losing their income. SSD

The surprising impact of rear-end collisions

Like many motorists, you may understand the dangers of head-on collisions, T-bone collisions and rollovers. Yet, if another driver rear-ended you, you may downplay the accident’s impact, especially if you walked away from the scene without a scratch. But injuries caused by rear-end collisions often take time to appear. Once they do, they can be

Five common factors in large truck accidents

While the average passenger vehicle weighs 4,000 pounds, an 18-wheeler may be up to 80,000 pounds. Many accidents between trucks and passenger vehicles, then, end badly for occupants of the latter. Both for their own safety and the safety of others, truck drivers in Tennessee will want to know what the most common factors are

Self-driving cars likely to fail in avoiding most accidents

Drivers in Tennessee and across the U.S. are looking forward to a future where self-driving cars have totally eliminated all accidents. Yet the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that these cars, so long as they do not put safety above speed and comfort, will fail to prevent even the majority of crashes involving

Preventing motor vehicle accidents on rural roads

People in Tennessee might not realize that driving on city roads may actually be safer than driving on rural roads. Rural roads have a number of hazards, and many of them are the result of this assumption that they are not dangerous. For example, assuming that police and other people will not be around, a

Working while receiving disability benefits

Individuals in Tennessee and throughout the country are allowed to work after applying for disability benefits. They are also allowed to work after they start to receive disability benefits. However, those who are working are not allowed to exceed the substantial gainful activity (SGA) threshold. This is because exceeding this amount generally indicates that a

More old cars means more defect-related crashes

Tennessee residents who drive an older vehicle may be at a higher risk for a preventable car crash. At least, this is the case in Ohio. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, 56% of car crashes in the past three years that involved defective equipment were caused by vehicles made between 1999 and 2008. Model

Musculoskeletal conditions affect half of American adults

Of all the categories of disabilities affecting the American public, it appears that none are more common than musculoskeletal conditions like back pain, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. The World Health Organization estimates that one out of two adults in the U.S. has at least one musculoskeletal disorder. Think about that: half of all adults,

Car accidents can happen almost anywhere

In 2018, 36,560 people were killed in car accidents that took place in Tennessee and throughout America. However, a person’s chances of being involved in a serious car accident depends largely on where and when he or she happens to be driving. For instance, fatal crashes are most likely to happen in rural areas or

What causes head-on collisions?

Any car crash is a frightening experience. Few types of car accidents are more terrifying than head-on collisions. These accidents can result in serious injuries and sometimes have tragic results. On June 18, a Tennessee police officer was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Brentwood. The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. on Franklin Road.

What can I spend my SSDI payments on?

Getting approval for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a sigh of relief. That’s because completing the paperwork and evaluations can take a long time. However, now that you’ll be receiving payments, it’s crucial to use this money wisely. Do I have control over how I use this money? Once your checks kick in,

The importance of commercial vehicle data recorders

Most of the semi-tractor trailers in Tennessee and around the country have devices known as Electronic Control Modules under their hoods. Truck manufacturers started fitting ECMs to their vehicles in the 1990s to weed out invalid warranty claims, but the data they record and store can also be of great use to crash investigators and

Can a spinal cord injury lead to depression?

Spinal cord injuries are traumatic for the victims and their family members. There are a lot of changes that come with one of these injuries. It is imperative that anyone who has one understands what they are likely going to experience so they can address these issues as they come up. One area that’s often

More fatal crashes occur in week after switch to DST

Car accidents arise every day in Tennessee, many of them fatal. A new study has shown, however, that even more fatal crashes occur in the week after the spring switch to daylight saving time. The study, published in Current Biology, shows how the loss of one hour of sleep increases the number of fatal crashes

Study finds later school start times reduce teen crashes

Car accidents involving teen drivers could be reduced in Tennessee and elsewhere by implementing later school start times, according to a new study. The study was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. To reach their conclusions, researchers analyzed crash data involving teen drivers in Fairfax County, Virginia, over two separate school years.




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