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Can I Apply for Disability While on Workers’ Comp?

March 4, 2020

Yes.  Why should you? Because ultimately, if you apply for Social Security Disability benefits (commonly called SSD, SSI, or SSDI) while receiving workers’ comp benefits you will be able to qualify for SSD (also called Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI) sooner and avoid any gap in compensation once your workers’ comp benefits run out, or while you are…

How Are Weekly Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated?

March 3, 2020

Weekly workers’ compensation benefits are paid to workers that suffer from work-related injuries that are too severe to work, temporarily or permanently. It’s important to know that the amount of weekly workers’ compensation for a work-related injury is different than your Average Weekly Wage (AWW). An AWW would be the amount of money that you would be making if…

Work-Related Knee Issues

January 29, 2020

Since the knees are the largest joints in the body, it makes them more prone to injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, knee injuries result in an average of 16 missed workdays. Knees carry the brunt of everyday motions and activities, and when they are injured, it can be difficult or impossible to stand, sit, walk, run, or even…

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

January 28, 2020

With millions of people using computer keyboards for hours every workday, many workers end up with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Considered a repetitive stress injury, CTS is a nerve disorder that affects the wrist. Not only is it seen in people who work with computers all day, it is common in employees who use cash registers, are on assembly lines, or whose…

Philly Street Sweepers Face Health Hazards

January 24, 2020

A pilot program run by the Philadelphia Streets Department has workers worried about their health. The experimental program has the workers use gas-powered leaf blowers to move trash and debris from the curb into the street so that a broom truck can sweep it up. While it saves residents from having to move their cars so the street can…

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As we all battle to contain the Coronavirus, the State Government has mandated that all non-essential businesses operate remotely.  We want to assure you that we will continue to fight for you!  If you currently have an appointment or were considering scheduling one, we are happy to arrange a telephonic consultation to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call us at 1-888 -Pitt -Law or 215-546-0011 to schedule a virtual meeting.  

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