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OctOct 16, 2017

Workers’ Compensation and Undocumented Workers

By |Oct 16, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

A recent story on NPR.com estimated that there are about 8 million undocumented workers, who are making a significant contribution to our economy, working in the United States with no papers or false papers. These undocumented workers get injured on the job, and now nearly all 50 states have given them the right to receive […]

OctOct 12, 2017

Union Membership and Workers’ Comp in Pennsylvania

By |Oct 12, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

In Pennsylvania, we love our unions. Unions have long been the glue that holds our labor force together, and those that are a part of a professional union can have just an extra bit of pride in their work. When you get hurt during the course of employment, however, and you’d like to file a […]

OctOct 10, 2017

Bucks County Funeral Director Defrauded SSD and Stole Money From Clients

By |Oct 10, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

In a recent case of “go big or go home,” a Bucks County funeral director has been charged with defrauding his pre-paid clients for more than $300,000, and also fleecing the Social Security Disability administration for about $100,000 in benefits. He was originally arrested in April on 39 counts of forgery from a case in […]

OctOct 6, 2017

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Will Drive Up Costs of PA Workers’ Comp Claims

By |Oct 6, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

If you’re an employer who is subject to a workers’ compensation claim from a previously injured employee, the cost of doing business – and defending yourself – just went up. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in June of this year that employers will now be able to request what is called a “permanent impairment […]

SepSep 14, 2017

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation for Vision Loss

By |Sep 14, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Some work injures are more devastating and traumatic than others. Many injuries do heal with time and with proper medical care. Some injuries never heal. The worst injuries change your life forever. Losing your vision in one or both eyes doesn’t just affect your ability to work. Blindness affects your ability to enjoy your family, […]

SepSep 12, 2017

SSDI and Musculoskeletal Impairments

By |Sep 12, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Applicants for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) can generally qualify for benefits in one of two ways. The first way is to show they have a condition that is on SSDI’s list of impairments. The second way is to show that their medical condition prevents them from working. In both scenarios, the applicant has to […]

SepSep 8, 2017

Heavy Lifting Injuries – A Major Cause of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims

By |Sep 8, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Almost every type of manual labor job involves heavy lifting of inventory, tools, equipment, furniture, and other items. The trucking, warehouse, agricultural, and construction industry employees are prone to many heavy lifting injuries. Nurses and home-health care workers often suffer a lot of heavy-lifting ailments. Heavy lifting can damage the spine, hurt the back, and […]

SepSep 5, 2017

Common Workers’ Compensation Abbreviations and Acronyms

By |Sep 5, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

It’s easy to get confused by all the legal terminology when a work injury happens. Lawyers, insurance companies, and referees understand these shorthand terms, but most workers do not have any idea what these abbreviations mean and how they affect a claim.
Most important terms to know for your case
Here are some of the often-used legal […]

AugAug 31, 2017

SSDI and Skin Disorder Impairments

By |Aug 31, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Social Security uses a list of impairments, called a Blue Book, which identifies medical conditions that can qualify an applicant for benefits. The impairment list provides tests that must be taken in order to convince the Social Security Administration that you have a given impairment and that the impairment is severe enough to prevent you […]

AugAug 29, 2017

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Hearing Loss

By |Aug 29, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Losing your hearing can affect your ability to work, to enjoy your family, and to enjoy the rich pleasures of life. A loss of hearing makes it hard to communicate with others. Workers who lose their ability to hear are entitled to state work injury benefits if their hearing loss meets specific criteria:

The hearing […]

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