DecDec 14, 2017

Opioid-Related Workers’ Compensation Claims Have Seen Decreases in Several States

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Workers’ compensation programs have been caught up in the opioid epidemic as doctors began prescribing opioids pain killers to injured workers. Due to the highly-addictive nature of the medicines, some workers became dependent on the drugs. As the numbers of deaths from opioid overdoses have spiked recently, state governments have instituted policies to curb the […]

DecDec 11, 2017

Can I Get More Social Security Disability Benefits if My Medical Condition Gets Worse?

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If you have been approved for and are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, then you have already beaten the odds. Getting approved for Disability benefits is quite challenging, and currently only about 50% or fewer applicants get approved for benefits. If you applied for benefits when your health condition was at a certain stage that […]

DecDec 7, 2017

Waiting Periods and Retroactive Pay for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

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If you sustain an injury at work while performing your regular work duties, or if you contract an occupational disease, Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation covers your medical expenses and it pays a partial wage-replacement benefit. Medical benefits are payable from the first day of injury, but you might not realize that workers’ compensation wage loss benefits […]

DecDec 4, 2017

Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia?

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Schizophrenia is a form of mental illness that effects all aspects of the personality. The way a person thinks, feels and acts will all be affected if they have Schizophrenia. In some cases, these symptoms can be managed with medication. In other cases, the symptoms a person experiences may prevent them from being able to […]

NovNov 30, 2017

What Happens When Your Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Has Lapsed and You are Injured on the Job?

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Imagine that you are an average Philadelphia worker who puts in a hard day at work, but one day you suffer a serious workplace injury. You seek emergency medical attention and then you notify your employer of your injury so that you can apply for workers’ compensation because it is a serious injury that will […]

NovNov 27, 2017

When Can You Sue After a Workplace Injury?

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You have probably heard that you cannot sue your employer after you have suffered a workplace injury, and that workers’ compensation is your only remedy. Well, there are five ways circumstances in which you can take legal action aside from workers’ compensation when you have suffered an injury or contracted an occupational disease at work.
1. […]

NovNov 24, 2017

What to Do When Your Social Security Disability Benefits are Going to Be Cut Off?

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You have received a dreaded notice from the Social Security Administration that they will be ending your disability benefits because your medical condition has improved to the point that you are no longer disabled. While your first reaction might be one of sheer panic, take a breath and pay attention. You are facing what is […]

NovNov 20, 2017

What Can I Do if My Impairment Rating in My Workers’ Compensation Case is Incorrect?

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A worker who has suffered a serious injury at work, has missed work while they are recovering from their injury, and is receiving workers’ compensation partial wage-replacement disability benefits. The workers’ compensation insurer must determine whether the worker will be able to return to their previous job, whether they will can do some other type […]

NovNov 9, 2017

Why Might Someone Be Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides additional assistance to qualifying people who need more assistance than other people do. Unfortunately, every person who applies for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits does not receive SSD benefits, and there are a wide variety of reasons why the SSA denies some people SSD benefits.

The various reasons why the […]

NovNov 6, 2017

If I Had a Heart Attack at Work, Should I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Pennsylvania?

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There’s nothing more terrifying than that tightening in your chest before a heart attack. Whether you’re at work, have just been fired or laid off, or are driving home stressed out after a brutal day at work, a heart attack can be fatal – and will certainly change your life. Sometimes you don’t know it’s […]

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