In addition to the physical limitations of a disability, some other challenges involve disruptions with seeing, learning, speaking, performing manual tasks, and several other ways disability can affect lives.
Unfortunately, government programs like Social Security Disability (SSD) that offer financial assistance involve complex paperwork that is time-consuming. Many give up because of the paperwork. However, there are advocacy groups to help the disabled, including lawyers such as Chicago tech worker disability lawyer(s).
Aside from those born with or those with or who have naturally occurring disabilities, there are many industries that leave employees at risk for disability. A few include construction, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and warehousing, mining, and more. According to Chicago tech worker disability lawyer(s), an industry that may not readily come to mind include tech workers.
The tech industry includes a broad range of jobs related to computer hardware, software, and digital technology. Some jobs include web designers, data analysts, cybersecurity professionals, network administrators, and more. These employees can become disabled with the following:
Eye Strain and Vision
Long hours at a computer cause eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, neck pain, and other issues.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive tasks lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and bursitis.
Tech workers using heavy equipment or in hazardous environments are at risk of accidents and injuries.
The fast-paced and high-stress industry can lead to anxiety, depression, and burnout.
There are several more that can be added to the above. As with any employment that causes disability, having skilled lawyers to help you navigate the process is crucial.
Filing for disability is complex and involves a long, strenuous process. If you are looking for a law office that advocates for you, contact Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. today.