MarMar 15, 2018

What are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2015, 31 percent of all days-off-from-work cases were due to musculoskeletal disorders such as strains and sprains from overexertion. Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) fall under this category. Jobs that require employees to sit or stand for long periods of time in the same position or repeatedly […]

MarMar 12, 2018

I’m in a Union; Can a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Still Help Me?

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As an employee, you have the right to work in a place that provides adequate safety for its workers. In 1970, the organized labor movement was able to persuade lawmakers to pass the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. Since this law was passed, labor unions have had the power to hold businesses accountable to […]

MarMar 8, 2018

Who is Eligible for Supplemental Security Income?

By |Mar 8, 2018|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Millions of individuals in our society suffer from long-term mental or physical disabilities that inhibit them from working. For those in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania who are disabled and meet the requirements for financial assistance according to the Social Security Administration, supplemental security income (SSI) is available.

This income is provided in order to help individuals […]

MarMar 5, 2018

Dealing with Depression After a Workplace Injury

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No one expects to get injured at work. Some workers who have suffered a serious workplace injury and have lost time at work can be prone to develop depression. Depression following a workplace injury, or consequential depression may be compensated as part of an injured workers’ compensation claim.

We can use Bob as an example of […]

MarMar 1, 2018

Could My Social Media Posts Affect My SSDI Claim?

By |Mar 1, 2018|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

How might what you post on Facebook affect your application for Social Security Disability benefits? We are living in a time when everyone has a video camera in their pocket, and your expectation of privacy is eroding every minute. Many Americans live their lives online on public display. We snap pictures of what we eat, […]

FebFeb 26, 2018

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Diseases

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Pennsylvania’s worker’s compensation program covers workers who suffer an injury on the job, but it also covers workers who are unable to work because of an occupational disease or illness. Workers’ compensation provides medical expenses for workplace injuries and occupational diseases, and it pays a partial wage replacement benefit when you must lose time at […]

FebFeb 22, 2018

Common Questions About Preparing for a SSDI Continuing Disability Review

By |Feb 22, 2018|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Once you have been approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits, you will be subject to reviews periodically to ensure that you are still disabled enough to qualify for benefits. This review process is called continuing disability review (CDR). While you are receiving SSDI benefits, you will be subject to this process.

When it is time […]

FebFeb 19, 2018

Workers’ Compensation: OSHA’s Revised Slip and Fall Regulations

By |Feb 19, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

The federal agency charged with regulating safe working conditions for Americans, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised their guidelines regarding the causes of workplace slip and fall injuries. The new regulations might potentially prevent 5,000 slip and fall injuries in U.S. workplaces each year.

The revised rule, which became effective in January 2017, updated […]

FebFeb 16, 2018

10,000 People Died Waiting Due to the Disability Hearing Backlog

By |Feb 16, 2018|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

After your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits gets denied, and after your reconsideration is denied, you can request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for another chance to be approved for disability benefits. But thanks to the backlogs in the Social Security Disability program and the shortage of judges, some applicants […]

FebFeb 12, 2018

Workplace Fatalities See Largest Increase in Almost a Decade

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At the end of December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) for 2016, and the news was bleak. The BLS reports that there were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, which represents a 7% increase over the 4,836 fatal injuries the […]

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