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MayMay 23, 2017

Workers’ Compensation: Steps in the Appeals Process

By |May 23, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

When you’ve filed a workers’ compensation claim with an experienced and aggressive Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney, you will need to know the action steps expected of you. The Pennsylvania government has assembled a helpful flowchart to walk you through the entire process, from filing the claim to its resolution, which can be viewed here.

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MayMay 18, 2017

Pennsylvania Reduces Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rate

By |May 18, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

For employers, the cost of maintaining workers’ compensation insurance has always been a complaint. In PA, any business with employees is required to carry workers’ comp insurance. The only businesses that are exempt are those where the owner or owners are also the only employees. One way that PA legislators and politicians are working to […]

MayMay 9, 2017

Nurses at Risk for Psychological Injuries on the Job

By |May 9, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Nurses work in environments that can easily switch from slow-paced to non-stop in a matter of seconds. They are often required to make life-altering, split-second decisions when other emergency personnel are unavailable. The chronic stress, pressure, and anticipation associated with this type of work can cause very real emotional and mental harm to nurses. Without […]

MayMay 5, 2017

Injured in the Line of Duty: Workers’ Compensation for Police Officers

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

Law enforcement officials take an oath to protect and serve the community. Police officers respond to emergencies, issue tickets, investigate crimes, make arrests, file reports, patrol areas, direct traffic, testify in court when needed, and take other actions to help preserve order. Dangerous, demanding, and stressful situations increase the risk of injuries sustained by law […]

MayMay 2, 2017

How Can I Prove That My Mental Illness is Preventing Me From Working?

By |May 2, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Mental illness impacts millions of individuals across the country. Mental disorders include cognitive, emotional, psychological, and psychiatric problems that severely debilitate functioning. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental illness is defined as “a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood, which affects someone’s ability to relate to others and function […]

AprApr 28, 2017

Common Reasons Your SSD Application May Be Denied

By |Apr 28, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

There are strict rules and requirements regarding eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSD) in the state of Pennsylvania. If you are applying, or plan to apply, for disability benefits, you should be aware of the reasons for possible denial by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you’ve been denied for these or any other reason, […]

AprApr 25, 2017

Philadelphia Eagles Drop the Ball in Workers’ Compensation Case

By |Apr 25, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Professional football players, like other employees, are covered by state workers’ compensation laws. Pennsylvania professional sports teams are required, like all employers, to provide workers’ compensation benefits to players injured on the job. However, with career-altering injuries and large sums of money at stake, these cases are sometimes aggressively contested and should always be handled […]

AprApr 20, 2017

School Safety: Workers’ Compensation for Pennsylvania Educators

By |Apr 20, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Educators have rights to workers’ compensation when they have been injured at the workplace. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, educators are provided with medical expenses and wage-loss compensation benefits when suffering from an injury or work-related illness. Public and private educators include teachers, aides, principals, and administrators, and they are often at risk of […]

AprApr 18, 2017

SSD and SSI: Understanding the Differences in Benefits and Eligibility

By |Apr 18, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Social Security Disability (SSD)—or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)—and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both disability programs that offer cash benefits for disabled individuals. Yet, there are numerous differences between the two programs that must be understood before deciding which program is better suited for your situation. Both are designed to help the ill and […]

AprApr 14, 2017

What are the Most Common Philadelphia Construction Site Injuries?

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

Due to the hazardous, strenuous, and physical nature of the construction industry, Pennsylvania construction workers are prone to certain injuries. Though safety precautions are typically taken with the use of hard hats, goggles, and other protective gear, injuries still occur. Machinery malfunctioning, negligence of fellow employees, unmarked dangerous areas, and traffic accidents on the job […]

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