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Seguro Social de Incapacidad: Mirando hacia el 2017

Cada año, la Administración del Seguro Social hace cambios a los Beneficios de Incapacidad del Seguro Social (SSDI) y a las reglas que gobiernan cómo puede obtener esos beneficios. Por ejemplo, el umbral en 2017 fue aumentado para la actividad sustancial ganancia a $1,170.00 por mes. Con el fin de cobrar los beneficios de Seguro Social por Incapacidad (SSDI), no puede ser empleado y ganar más que el umbral de $1,170.00. El beneficio para usted como trabajador lesionado y discapacitado es que usted puede trabajar y seguir siendo elegible para beneficios.

Bridge fall claims life of Bronx worker

The urban landscape of New York City is perpetually in flux. At all times of year and any time of day construction workers, craftsmen, city employees, and contractors can be found on the job, doing their best to keep the city growing in a safe and successful way. However, these industrial and construction jobs come with a heightened level of risk for those on the work site. In such situations, it is the responsibility of foremen, managers, and employers to make sure that the environment their employees work in is as safe as possible.

New York worker's 16-foot fall under investigation

Employers have a duty to keep their employees safe whether it is through ensuring that the proper equipment is provided and required when handling dangerous materials or providing proper guard rails. The only concern the employee should have is getting the job done correctly and on time, not wondering if they will make it through the day without serious injury.

New York City workplace fatalities on the rise

It recently was reported that workplace fatalities increased during 2010 in New York City. There were 63 fatalities in 2009 and 69 fatalities during 2010. The number of workplace fatalities nationwide was nearly the same for the two years. What was particularly disturbing was number of fatalities that were related to workplace falls. Workplace fatalities from falls more than doubled, and nearly half of those falls occurred within the construction industry.

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