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December 2012 Archives

Construction study: workers often hide injuries to avoid layoffs

Officially, most construction companies in Philadelphia say they care about the safety of their workers. Workers' compensation is available for people who become injured on the job, and workers are encouraged to report their injuries. But in reality, are contractors as concerned with compensating their employees when they get hurt as they are with maintaining the appearance of an injury-free record?

Disability benefits and student loan forgiveness

Many individuals who choose to attend college take out student loans in order to fund their education. In recent years, a struggling economy and high unemployment or underemployment rates have highlighted issues surrounding student loan debt. Today, it can be difficult for an average able-bodied individual to find employment and repay their student loans. For a disabled individual, the responsibility of repaying student loans can be nearly impossible.

Sex injury during business trip leads to workers' comp damages

In general, the rules of workers' compensation still apply to people in Philadelphia when they are on a business trip. Since they are travelling as part of their job duties, any injuries they suffer while on the trip could result in workers' compensation damages.

SSI program to increase monthly benefit amounts in 2013

For millions of Americans in need, news that their supplemental security income benefits will increase in 2013 is welcomed news. While the increase isn't substantial, for many SSI benefit recipients, even a modest increase will be a great help with covering basic monthly living expenses.

Hope for individuals suffering from serious health conditions

Individuals stricken with serious health conditions are typically unable to work. As a result of their medical condition, these individuals are often left to not only deal with their health problems but also resulting financial burdens. Thankfully, many of these individuals qualify for social security disability benefits.

Could job stress lead to a work injury in Philadelphia?

Nearly every worker in eastern Pennsylvania has to deal with job stress at one time or another. Whether it is due to a large workload, looming deadlines, angry bosses or other common stressors, being at work can cause us to feel upset or even ill.

Surprise OSHA inspections uncovered 243 violations

A series of no-notice inspections of construction sites in the Philadelphia area revealed hundreds of worker safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced. Around 59 percent of the inspections resulted in a citation for violating safety rules, a rate the agency called "alarmingly high." Such violations could raise the risk of a serious construction accident.

Health officials fearful of diabetes health epidemic

Plagued by adverse health complications such as kidney disease, blindness and amputation; individuals who suffer from diabetes are often too ill and physically unable to work. As such, many qualify for social security disability benefits. The National Diabetes Education Program aims to help raise awareness of the various factors that contribute to individuals developing diabetes

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Our Philadelphia firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades in the area of workers' compensation law. Several of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and listed in Super Lawyers since 2006. The Super Lawyers process recognizes the top lawyers in their fields in Pennsylvania.

Since 2010, our law firm has been rated as a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation law claimants in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition.

Since 2009, Jason Krasno has been selected to the Best Lawyers® "America's Best" series. The Best Lawyers® award is given only to a handful of attorneys throughout the United States each year. Jason was also selected as a top workers' compensation attorney. You can see the articles on Jason in Newsweek's Aug. 23, 2010, edition.

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