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AugAug 17, 2017

New Pennsylvania Bill Harms Workers and Helps Insurance Companies

By |Aug 17, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

According to the Morning Call newspaper, a dispute is brewing between Pennsylvania attorneys who represent injured workers and insurance companies about how to help workers who have been affected by the opioid prescription abuse crisis. A new bill introduced in Harrisburg by a Republican congressman seeks to establish a preapproved list of medications, including some […]

AugAug 15, 2017

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By |Aug 15, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

If you are injured on the job in Philadelphia, it should be easy to collect workers’ compensation. You tell your supervisor about the accident or injury, seek medical attention, and your employer’s insurance should cover your medical expenses and the wages you lost while you couldn’t work.

However, many workers’ comp cases do not run that […]

AugAug 11, 2017

Are Seasonal Workers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation? 

By |Aug 11, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Many people obtain extra work during holiday and vacation seasons. High school kids take on summer jobs. Philadelphia is home to several colleges, and many of those students from temple and U Penn and Drexel (and so on) stay in the city during the summer and pick up seasonal gigs. Teachers can also get an […]

AugAug 7, 2017

Children and Social Security Disability

By |Aug 7, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is here to help people with disabilities.  The SSA does not give help to individuals who need help automatically; there are rules and procedures for both adults and children.

Children generally cannot receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.  SSD generally applies to disabled adult workers who have worked for a certain […]

AugAug 3, 2017

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim and a Workers’ Comp Claim?

By |Aug 3, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Workers’ compensation operates a bit differently than traditional personal injury law. If you are injured while working, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits even if your employer did nothing wrong or you were at fault. This is unlike personal injury law, where you would only file a claim if you were injured as the result […]

AugAug 1, 2017

Is My Commute Covered Under Workers’ Compensation? 

By |Aug 1, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

One day you are driving to work and, suddenly, a car crashes into you. You are injured, and your car is totaled. What next? Do you report the incident to your boss to receive workers’ compensation, or just file a traditional insurance claim? In general, you cannot collect workers’ compensation benefits if you got hurt […]

JulJul 27, 2017

Can You Collect Social Security Disability Benefits for Depression?

By |Jul 27, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a list of disabilities, which it officially recognizes and for which it provides benefits to people who have said disabilities. Depression is included on the SSA’s list of disabilities, but in order to get disability benefits due to depression applicants must meet some or all of the SSA’s criteria […]

JulJul 24, 2017

The Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund for Workers’ Compensation

By |Jul 24, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Almost all employers in Philadelphia are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Some large companies are self-insured, certain industries are self-regulated, federal employees have different rules, and domestic workers are exempt—but otherwise, your employer should be insured. Not every company, however, follows this important rule. In an effort to cut costs, some employers choose not […]

JulJul 20, 2017

Top 10 OSHA Violations that Led to Workers’ Death and Injury in 2016

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

Every year, more than 4,500 workers are killed on the job, and roughly three million are injured. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth clear regulations to help prevent these injuries and deaths, negligent employers often fail to follow the rules. By cutting costs and cutting corners, reckless companies are putting their […]

JulJul 18, 2017

How Do You Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

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

In the United States, some people, especially people with disabilities, need more help than other people do. The U.S. Government recognizes this and therefore has programs and agencies, such as the Social Security Administration (SSA), to provide help. Nevertheless, people with disabilities do not receive help from the SSA automatically; they must meet the SSA’s […]

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