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Lay Off and Plant Closures:  The Effect on Injured Workers

This week in Philadelphia, two major employers recently announced they would be closing their doors for good: Hahnemann University Hospital […]

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Workers’ Compensation Checks: How Often They Come & Where to Find Yours

Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, insurance companies are supposed to pay your workers’ compensation check at the same frequency you […]

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Light Duty Work: What does it have to do with Workers’ Comp?

Table of Contents Light Or Modified Duty OverviewLight Duties DefinedLight Duty ExamplesThings To Remember When Taking Light Or Modified Duty […]

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How The Trial Work Period Operates Under Social Security Disability

Despite widespread belief to the contrary, individuals receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA), are […]

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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 […]

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Third Party Workers’ Compensation Lawsuits: Liability Criteria & What You Need to Know

In certain workers’ compensation cases, third parties may be liable to pay a third party lawsuit settlement. Employees who are […]

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Factors that Determine Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation requires that you be an employee and be injured at work or due to job-related duties to […]

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) For Children: Applications & Benefits Explained

It is important to be aware of the regulations and rules surrounding SSI disability for children. Knowing the accessible benefits, […]

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How To Properly Evaluate & Report Unsafe Working Conditions

Safe working conditions are vital for many reasons with workers safety being paramount. Ensuring that employers follow safe procedures significantly […]

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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. […]

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Depression or Bipolar Disorder

Mental health disorders, such as a bipolar disability and depression, can affect every phase of a person’s life. These effects […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Neck Injuries: The Average Settlements and Payment Amounts

Workers’ compensation is designed to make it easier and simpler for both employees and employers to resolve compensation issues when […]

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What You Need to Know About Filing for Unemployment and Social Security Disability at the Same Time

You’re facing two problems if you’re disabled and unemployed. First, the necessary paperwork can take months, or even years, before […]

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

From 2013-2017, 9.6 percent of all Pennsylvanians under 65 were living with some form of disability. If that statistic isn’t […]

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Compromise & Release Agreements: Their Effect on Workers’ Compensation Settlements

If you’ve been injured at work or someone you love has suffered an injury while working, you probably have a […]

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The Complete Guide to PA Workers’ Compensation Laws

Every seven seconds, an employee is hurt on the job. This means that you should be aware of the risks […]

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Read These 7 Tips Before Suing Your Employer for Negligence

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act makes holding your coworkers or employer civilly liable for injuries you sustained while working difficult. […]

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Do Lump Sum Payments Benefit Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

A person who suffered an injury at work may file a workers’ compensation claim to receive money for the cost […]

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates: How Much You Should Expect

Suffering an injury on the job can be a traumatic and stressful experience. In the blink of an eye, your […]

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What is a Vocational Expert Testimony and Why is an Expert At My SSDI Hearing?

A vocational expert testimony is a critical part of the hearing process to determine your eligibility for disability.  Vocational experts […]

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How Do I Know What My Workers’ Compensation Settlement Covers?

Table of Contents What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?What is Workers’ Compensation Insurance?Who is Covered?What Benefits Are Available?Types Of InjuriesTime Constraints […]

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Can You Work While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are income assistance programs overseen by the Social Security Administration […]

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What Veterans Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

What Veterans Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits   You are a disabled American. You are also an American […]

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Worker Wins Appeal in their Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case

Worker Wins Appeal in their Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case   On September 25th, 2017, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled […]

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Can Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits Lower My Pension?

Can Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits Lower My Pension?   You are a disabled American. Perhaps you have a […]

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The Latest Updates in Workers’ Compensation Fatality Statistics

Work Injury Fatality Statistics   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an estimated 4,836 fatal work injuries […]

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How Do I Know If I am Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance?

During a message to Congress on January 17, 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented his idea that later became the […]

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Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs): What to Expect With Your Workers’ Comp Case

Table of Contents IMEs and Your Workers’ Compensation ClaimWhat is an Independent Medical Examination?Am I Required to Attend an IME […]

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I Slipped and Was Hurt on the Job: Is My Employer Liable for My Injury?

You may automatically think it’s your employer’s responsibility to pay for any medical expenses if you slip and fall at […]

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