Monast Law Office - October 2017



Just because summer is over, that doesn’t signal an end to fun. How about those Halloween parties, sweater weather, and football season? The list goes on and on.

2. Fall babies tend to be impressive. Not only does the world’s most common birthday, October 5, land in fall, but those babies have built an impressive resume. The British Department for Education found that they tend to do better in school and also tend to live longer. 3. Weight gain is most common in the fall. It’s not only the Halloween candy or Thanksgiving turkey. Researchers believe it’s primarily caused by lower levels of vitamin D. As the days shorten and temperatures drop, we tend to get less sun. It’s another reason to be careful about diet and exercise this season. 4. Autumn is good for the economy. “Leaf peeping,” which is a slang term for fall foliage tourism, is more than just a funny name. It’s also a $3 billion industry in New England alone. So, if you thought winter and summer were the only seasons that brought along seasonal tourism spikes, you thought wrong. 5. People fall in love more in the fall. Men and women’s testosterone levels tend to spike in the autumn, which makes women even more attractive to men than in the summer months. A data study on Facebook also found that more people change their relationship status from “single” to “in a relationship” during the fall than any other season.

In fact, fall might be the most interesting season of them all. Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the season.

1. It was originally called “harvest.” The reasons for that should be fairly obvious. In a world that was far more agricultural, the season was defined by the harvesting of crops. It’s also a reference to the harvest moon, which was essential to farmers during the season. The name “fall” is used almost exclusively in America.

Darrell S.

Darrell S. is a member of a well-known construction family in Columbus. He suffered two industrial accidents in the same year, resulting in injuries to his ankle, knee, leg, head, and wrist. Following three knee surgeries, two back surgeries, three wrist surgeries, and an ankle fusion, it was clear Darrell was unable to return to construction work. We were successful in having Darrell declared permanently and totally disabled in his workers’ compensation claims, and we recommended he file for Social Security disability. We utilized several of the medical reports from his workers’ compensation claim files in pursuing social security disability benefits, including reports from industrial commission specialists who opined that Darrell was unable to work. We were able to obtain more than three years of back benefits for this hardworking laborer, along with a guarantee of future monthly benefits and Medicare coverage.


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