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Meet the #1 Workers Compensation Lawyers In Our Philadelphia 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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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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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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Average Workers’ Compensation Settlement 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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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 Be Fired After Filing For Workers’ Compensation For An Injury?

Can You Be Fired for Being Injured on the Job? Although many employees are aware that they may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits after being injured on the job, some may delay filing a claim out of fear that they…

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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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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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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’ Compensation Lump Sum Payments: What You Need to Know

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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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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What to Expect at Your Workers’ Compensation Mediation

Workers’ comp mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution that allows injured workers, employers, and insurance companies to reach a settlement for a work-related injury as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. Using a mediator means you do not…

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Third Party Lawsuits in Workers’ Compensation Case

In certain workers’ compensation cases, third parties may be liable to pay a third party lawsuit settlement in the event of a work-related injury. Employees injured in workplace accidents have the right to expect that their employer will cover medical…

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud: What It Is And How To Spot It

Workers’ compensation is designed to financially support injured workers as they recover from a workplace injury. It helps employees get back to work quickly without incurring significant amounts of medical debt. When the system works properly, it is a win…

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Hurt at Work: Workers’ Compensation for a Work-Related Nerve Injury

Unfortunately, painful and debilitating nerve injuries plague thousands of workers across the United States. Nerve damage can be caused by several different factors including repetitive stress or a workplace accident. Undoubtedly, suffering from a nerve injury can be disruptive to…

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FMLA and Workers’ Comp Guide: Can You Get Both at the Same Time?

You can get both FMLA and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time in Pennsylvania. However, you must meet certain qualifications to get both of these types of benefits. The requirements are different, and you will likely get more benefits…

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SSDI Trial Work Period: What It Is & How It Works

Despite widespread belief to the contrary, individuals receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA), are eligible to test their ability to return to work without jeopardizing their benefits. This program, overseen by the Social Security…

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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 you ever see a disability check. That’s assuming you are eligible for disability in the first place. Second, retroactive benefits…

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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 workers’ compensation case. During this process, you may hear about compromise and release agreements. You need to understand what these…

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Unsafe Working Conditions: Definition, How To Identify & Reporting

Both federal government and Pennsylvania law requires that employers follow specific rules and regulations regarding worker safety and mitigating unsafe working conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes and enforces many of these rules to mitigate the potential…

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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 be resolved within about 16 months. A resolution may result…

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Workers’ Compensation for Neck Injuries: Average Settlements & Payment Amounts

Workers’ compensation is designed to make it easier and simpler for both employees and employers to resolve compensation issues when an employee suffers a work-related injury, especially something as potentially serious as a neck injury. The average lump sum workers’ comp…

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Workers’ Compensation Check’s: Where’s My Check & How Much Should I Expect?

Insurance companies are supposed to pay your workers’ compensation check at the same frequency you get your normal wages. If you are paid weekly, you should get your workers’ compensation check every week. The same goes for claimants on a…

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