Category Archives: Laws

SSA announces 52 additional Compassionate Allowance conditions

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In April, the Social Security Administration announced that they will be adding 52 more conditions to the Compassionate Allowance list. This initiative helps to identify medical conditions that have minimal medical information, but those who suffer from them qualify as ‘disabled.’ A few of these serious medical conditions include rare cancers, cardiovascular disease, traumatic brain […]

Wal-Mart fights OSHA on $7,000 fine

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Wal-Mart is fighting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a $7,000 fine that they were charged with after one of their employees was trampled to death by shoppers on Thanksgiving in 2008. Officials are unsure why Wal-Mart is fighting against the charge so much. Three weeks before OSHA ordered the fine against Wal-Mart they […]

New York’s ‘scaffold law’ helps workers recieve damages

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New York’s ‘scaffold law’ allows workers who work in construction environments to receive monetary damages for injuries sustained while working with scaffolds, ladders, ropes and other like equipment. This law does not prevent them from receiving workers compensation from state benefits, but it can be an additional payment. The law states that contractors and property […]