Construction workers may sustain long-term disabilities

Families of construction workers often struggle to earn an income after their loved ones sustain debilitating injuries while doing their jobs. Since more than 500,000 workers in the U.S. suffer injuries on construction sites every year, workers who are left permanently disabled should be entitled to their long-term disability insurance benefits.

One of the most common causes of long-term disability in construction sites is the “slip and fall” accident. Workers are at high risk of sustaining serious hip fractures and head injuries from slipping and falling. Workers may also suffer injuries if they are accidentally electrocuted in the workplace. Less often, gas explosions and equipment malfunctions may result in injuries. As construction jobs often require physical activity, workers may become permanently disabled if they suffer serious back injuries or repetitive strain injuries.

Workers who become permanently disabled should understand that filing for long-term disability benefits can be a frustrating process. If you are applying for benefits in Indiana, an attorney at the Hankey Law Office may be able to work for you. Learn more about your options today by calling (800) 520-3633.


Disabling complications of peripheral artery disease

Individuals may find it hard to sustain the financial needs of their family if they are prevented from doing their jobs after developing peripheral artery disease (PAD). However, workers who are covered by long-term disability insurance (LTD) may be entitled to benefits that can help them through tough financial times.

Individuals affected by PAD may find it difficult to complete even simple task like walking. This is because PAD causes restricted blood and oxygen flow to the lower limbs. A person with PAD may experience severe pain from the hip down to the calf muscles when walking. When the arteries are narrowed due to plaque buildup, a person with PAD is at risk of other serious complications as well. Parts of the person’s body affected by PAD may need to be amputated in some serious cases. Stroke and other cardiovascular diseases may also occur in relation to PAD.

If you have suffered an injury or illness that prevents you from working, a lawyer of the Hankey Law Office in Indiana may be able to help you file for your long-term disability benefits. Learn more about the services we offer today by calling (800) 520-3633.