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What is "substantial gainful activity"?

When a person is considering filing for Social Security Disability benefits, that person should understand the definition of what the Social Security Administration calls "substantial gainful activity," (SGA). This will play a large factor in determining whether an individual meets disability program requirements.

U.S. meatpacking workers suffering high rates of injury

Almost 15 years ago, the Human Rights Watch organization began documenting and investigating the abuse of the rights of workers in the United States meat and poultry industries. What they found was disturbing, to say the least. These workers present some of the highest rates in the country of workplace injury and illness.

Office or retail jobs can result in injuries from repetition

Quite a few people fall into the mental trap of thinking of certain jobs as dangerous and other jobs as inherently safe. While it is true that there are some kinds of work that leave you at greater risk for injury or fatal workplace accidents, any job you work could theoretically put you at risk for injury or occupational illness.

Multiple fatalities and injuries in motorcycle accident

On the night of August 30th around 9:30 p.m., a car and motorcycle accident occurred near Alleghany Street, on Wilkinson Boulevard in west Charlotte. Four of the crash victims died, and two others suffered minor injuries. Medics pronounced all four victims dead on the scene. They included a 22-year-old motorcycle driver, and three vehicle occupants age 22, 27, and 24 years old.

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