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February 2016 Archives

Maryland lawmakers called out over weak drunk driving penalties

Within the state of Maryland between 2003 and 2012, drunk driving led to the deaths of more than 1,700 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Furthermore, Maryland has a higher rate than the national average for people who admit that they drove a car after they consumed too much alcohol. The national average was 1.9 percent while Maryland’s rate was 2.1. When people decide to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car, the results can be devastating.

Outdoor workers and the risk of frostbite

There are many occupations in Prince Georges and the surrounding area that require workers to perform their job outside. However, exposure to the elements can expose these workers to injury and one type of problem that exists in the winter months is the risk of frostbite.

What information do I need for my SSD work history report?

As part of the application process, you will need to submit a work history report. To prevent an unnecessary denial, it is important to understand what information you will need to provide in that report. According to Social Security, the report must contain data for the past 15 years that includes the following:

The difficulty of treating serious brain injuries

When workers on a construction site fall from a scaffold or through a weak foundation, one of the injuries they may suffer is a traumatic brain injury. Our team at McGowan & Cecil LLC see many people who have been injured in this manner and we know only too well how difficult brain trauma can be to treat.

SSD application tips to improve chances for approval

A sudden fall from a significant height or a diagnosis for a long-term disease can leave many people in Maryland uncertain of what the future holds. They may be left unable to work and therefore care for themselves or their family. However, there are options available to them and one of those options is Social Security Disability. This program offers financial benefits to people who have become severely ill or unable to perform any type of job.

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