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Can I Get Social Security Disability for Myasthenia Gravis?

     A person suffering Myasthenia gravis may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. Myasthenia gravis is nervous disorder characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. Myasthenia gravis is caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. There is no cure for myasthenia gravis, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms, such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyelids, and difficulties with speech, chewing, swallowing and breathing.  Though myasthenia gravis can affect people of any age, it's more common in women younger than 40 and in men older than 60.

Injured Tennessee officer may receive workers' compensation

Law enforcement officials work hard to uphold the law and keep everybody safe. This is why it is a shame when one of them is injured while on duty. Unfortunately, this is what happened recently to a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer in an accident which happened while he was parked on the shoulder of the freeway. The officer was hit by a truck in the incident which could result in the officer receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Childhood SSI for Kids with Severe Hearing Loss

     A child suffering from severe hearing loss may qualify for Childhood SSI benefits. Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI and the requirements are actually more stringent. The Social Security Administration determines whether the child has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings.  Disability benefits would be awarded if the claimant or her representative can show:

Tennessee car accident causes personal injury to 13

A horrific weekend crash has resulted in 13 injuries in Tennessee. According to authorities, the car accident involved a minivan, a car and another vehicle. The cause of the personal injury accident is still unclear. Authorities believe that the minivan, which was traveling on Highway 96, clipped another vehicle before colliding head-on with a car.

Drunk driving accident claims 2 Tennessee lives, charges result

A 55-year-old man has been charged with two counts each of vehicular homicide by recklessness and vehicular homicide by intoxication following the deaths of two Tennessee women. The accident happened in November when the man, purportedly traveling southbound, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the other vehicle. The drunk driving accident caused the deaths of a 62-year-old driver and her 62-year-old passenger.

Workers' Compensation in Tennessee Fundamentally Changed!

     Workers' Compensation in Tennessee will change dramatically for employers, workers, and state government alike as of July 1, 2014. The public policy underlying this system has been turned upside down by the "Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2013." The legislation developed almost entirely from a consultant's report prepared by four out-of-state consultants selected by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is the most significant change to the Tennessee workers' compensation system since its creation.

Workers' compensation: Tennessee dangerous for workers?

In a humbling reminder of how quickly, and how devastating work accidents can be, Knoxville has come together to remember those who have lost their lives in the course of their employment. According to data compiled by the Workers' Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, along with OSHA, more than 160 Tennessee workers died from work accident injuries in 2011 and 2012. Now the people are calling for action.

At least 22 sustain personal injury in Tennessee bus crash

There are a number of factors that can contribute to accidents on Tennessee roadways. While the most common may include the actions of other drivers, it is not always a driver that is to blame for something going wrong, causing a personal injury. For example, when an individual or company is negligent in performing routine maintenance and safety inspections on their cars, trucks or vans, lives may be at stake.

Car accidents cause more than physical pain in Tennessee

There are many reasons why car accidents occur on Tennessee roadways. Weather and road conditions, negligence, speeding and medical concerns are only a few of the common factors involved in many car accidents. One recent accident involving three vehicles may have involved one or more of these factors. So far, officials believe that one of the drivers lost consciousness during the accident, but they are unsure of why.

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