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Disability Benefits for Legally Blind Individuals

Blindness or visual impairment gives rise to problems that affect every area of your life, even your ability to work. Fortunately, benefits for legally blind individuals are available from the Social Security Administration as well as the Pennsylvania State Blind…

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What Is the Difference Between Workers Comp vs Disability in Pennsylvania?

When an employee is injured on the job, they have two options for receiving financial assistance. The first is workers’ compensation, a state-mandated insurance policy given to employees to help cover medical expenses and wages while recovering from a workplace…

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Workers’ Compensation and Returning to Work: Everything You Need to Know 

Following a serious workplace injury, employees who receive workers’ compensation are likely to be out of work for an extended period of time during recovery. Once a claimant’s recovery process is completed or near completion, those without serious disabling injuries…

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Average Workers’ Compensation Settlement Chart Amounts & How To Determine Them

The average workers’ compensation settlement differs depending on the severity of the injuries and the employee’s ability to return to work. The dollar figure of your workers’ compensation benefits depends on a myriad of factors. The bottom line is that…

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Meet the #1 Workers Compensation Lawyers In Our Philadelphia PA Office

With many law firms to choose from, the process of finding the best workers’ compensation lawyer can seem daunting. By working with Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, you will get the support and experience of our award-winning lawyers. Meet our team…

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Workers’ Compensation Lump Sum Payments: The Pros & Cons

Lump sum payments, also known as Compromise & Release, are one-time payments made to injured workers after a work-related injury instead of weekly or bi-weekly payments, or ‘structured settlements’, made over a period of time. Lump sum settlements are great…

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How to Get Short Term Disability in PA: The Qualifications and Application Process Explained

Pennsylvania short term disability benefits may be awarded to incapacitated or sick employees who cannot work, yet expect their ailments to last less than one year. Short-term disability insurance can also be purchased through an insurance company if an employer…

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Class Code Lookup Tool & Guide

Workers’ compensation is a system of laws and regulations that cover employers with employees or workers in their workforce. These employees could be full-time, part-time, temporary or even independent contractors. In addition, workers comp covers any employee injured while at…

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How Long Do Workers Comp Settlements Take?

Workers Compensation cases can sometimes settle shortly after an injury (within a few weeks or a couple of months), or they can take years. The average workers’ compensation case will take about 16 months to be resolved. A resolution may…

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Light Duty Work & Restrictions Under Workers’ Comp Law

If you are injured on the job and your doctor says you can return to work with restrictions, your employer may offer you light-duty work.   What Is Considered Light-Duty Work? Light duty work (or modified duty work) means that…

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The PA Workers’ Compensation Law Explained

Workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania are governed, in large part, by the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. Workers need to be aware of the risks of being hurt in workplace and prepared to take action to get benefits. This includes knowing…

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Compassionate Allowance Waiting Periods: Everything You Need To Know To Qualify

The Compassionate Allowance program, founded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2008, is an expedited processing and financial assistance program designed to reduce the waiting period associated with disability determinations and benefit disbursement for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)…

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When You Should Get a Second Opinion for Your Workers’ Comp Claim

Insurance companies are in the business of saving money. They want to pay you as little as possible for your workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, that can also mean denying you medical treatment as well. Insurance adjusters work with the same…

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When to Hire a Workers Compensation Lawyer After Your Injury

If you have a workers’ comp claim or suspect that you do, it is critical that you know when to hire a workers comp lawyer. Since lawyers typically won’t charge you any fees unless you win, it’s important to at…

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What to Do After Winning Your Workers’ Comp Case In PA

Workplace injuries can occur in any work environment, and they can result in medical expenses, lost wages and even disability. Employers in Pennsylvania are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. These benefits cover an employee’s costs related to the workplace…

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5 Things You Should Never Say to a Workers’ Comp Doctor

Your workers’ compensation doctor has a huge impact on your workers’ compensation claim. The doctor will decide your treatment plan, work restrictions, and how your injury will affect you for years to come. Because their opinion is so crucial, your…

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How Much Are Workers’ Comp Payments & Settlements for Back Injuries?

About a million workplace back injuries are reported every year in a variety of occupations, from truck drivers to nurses. You might be one of these injured workers wondering what the average workers’ comp settlement for a back injury actually…

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Can You Sue If You Fall At Work? Learn if Your Employer Is Liable

You may automatically think it’s your employer’s responsibility to pay for any medical expenses if you slip and fall at work. You may also wonder if they are at fault or if you can sue your employer for injury from…

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Can You Be Fired After Filing For Workers’ Compensation For An Injury?

Here is the short answer. No, it is prohibited by Pennsylvania law to be fired for filing for getting hurt at work and filing for workers compensation. Although many employees are aware that they may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits…

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Can I Sue for Pain & Suffering During or Emotional Distress After Filing for Workers’ Comp?

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer either during or after filing for workers’ compensation benefits. It is also difficult to sue the insurance company as much case law does not allow it. That is fine in many cases…

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Delaying & Unnecessary Treatment for Workers’ Compensation

Unreasonable or Unnecessary Treatment for Workers’ Compensation   Work is becoming more and more dangerous. As a result, workplace safety is a considerable concern in the United States. In 2015, nearly 3 million American workers were injured on the job….

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Workers Comp & Working From Home: Claim an Accident Telecommuting

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Work From Home? Pennsylvania law requires all companies to cover employees under workers’ compensation. This applies to workers in almost all industries. This means that those injured during the course of their employment…

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Workers’ Compensation: Nursing is the Most Dangerous Job in America

When you think of dangerous jobs, what types of occupations come to mind? Maybe construction, logging, mining, or manufacturing? While those jobs do come with many risks, you may be surprised that one of the most dangerous careers is nursing….

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5 Common Employer Defense Examples Against Workers’ Compensation Claims

Every state has a workers’ compensation program in place to provide benefits to those who are injured while on the job. These benefits include medical care, lost wages, specific loss benefits (such as losing a limb, loss of eyesight, or…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Agoraphobia and Panic Disorders

Getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can be difficult enough if you have a condition that can be demonstrated through lab tests, like blood work and x-rays. What happens if your disability is psychological, such as mental illness like…

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Can You Reopen a Closed Workers’ Compensation Case? What Lawyers Have to Say

Yes, you can reopen a closed workers’ compensation case to get more benefits under specific circumstances in Pennsylvania. In general, your condition must have gotten worse to be able to open your case. That decrease in function or ability must be the…

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How and When You Can Receive Workers’ Compensation for Stress 

If you find yourself suffering from a severe stress-related workplace injury, you may be wondering, “can I even sue my employer for stress and anxiety”? The short answer to that question is yes, but it’s complicated. Stress in the workplace…

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What if Your Employer Refuses to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

After suffering a serious workplace injury, the absolute last thing you want to hear is that your employer refuses to file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf. Whether your employer refuses to file a workers’ compensation claim for lack…

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Workers Comp Claims Adjusters and You: How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters

Workers Comp Claims Adjusters and You: How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters When you are injured at work, your employer and their insurance company should immediately step in to help you get the medical care and lost wage benefits you…

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How To Fire Your Workers Comp Attorney Without Hurting Your Case

Your attorney should be your best resource and biggest cheerleader in your workers’ compensation case. However, if you lack trust in your attorney or you feel your attorney-client relationship is lacking in any way, it may be a good idea…

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