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Workers’ Compensation Check’s – Where’s Mine & 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.   Why Is My Workers’ Comp Check…

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8 Ways To Avoid Disability Fraud Investigation

Being investigated for Social Security disability fraud is more common than you might think. People on disability with mental illnesses or other “invisible” conditions like fibromyalgia may be investigated as well as those with more visible conditions. Unfortunately, malingering is…

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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 (or Modified Duty) work means that your employer…

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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 eligible to test their ability to return to work without jeopardizing their benefits. This program, overseen by the Social Security…

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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, consulting a workers’ comp…

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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 be eligible for benefits. Although these requirements may seem straightforward, they can be more complicated than you realize. It is…

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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, how to apply for this, and what to expect is important when you intend to start an application for SSI…

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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 decreases the occurrence of work injuries. Both federal and Pennsylvania law requires that employers follow specific rules and regulations regarding…

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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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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 include an inability to socialize, to concentrate, and to have relationships. SSDI disability claims for bipolar disorder or depression may…

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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 an employee suffers a work-related injury, especially something as potentially serious as a neck injury. The average lump sum workers’…

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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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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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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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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. This is because Workers’ Compensation is considered a “no-fault benefit” in Pennsylvania. There are concessions to this rule that can…

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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 of medical care and lost wages. In some cases, a workmans’ comp lump sum settlement may be an option. The…

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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 world is turned upside down, especially if you suffer a debilitating injury that leaves you permanently or partially disabled. PA…

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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 know what skills and abilities are necessary to perform specific jobs. They are often called on to provide expert testimony…

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

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover? In Pennsylvania, employees who are injured on the job are eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits, which includes medical benefits, as well as a partial wage replacement. Although Pennsylvania’s workers’ comp program is one of…

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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 hero who served your country in the armed forces. You may be a war veteran; you may be disabled as…

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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 in favor of an injured employee in a complex workers’ compensation appeal. The case, Shawn Fields v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal…

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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 work history but, due to an injury, are no longer able to work.   Your disability is a result of…

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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 occurred across the country in 2015. Tragically, many of these employees left behind devastated family members who were forced to…

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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 Social Security Act or the Act. The purpose of the Act was, in President Roosevelt’s words, to provide for the…

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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 work. You may also wonder if they are at fault or if you can sue your employer for injury from…

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How Do Cancer Patients Receive Social Security Disability Benefits

  Social Security Disability Benefits for Cancer Patients Most of us know several people who have successfully battled cancer, but getting this type of serious diagnosis from our own medical providers is still a shock. Your prognosis and treatment will…

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How Long Does it Take to Get Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?

You may be frustrated and confused when you are unable to work because of an injury.  Between the physical pain and mental anguish, you may be unable to do much about it for some time. One of the things that…

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Low Vision Social Security Disability: A Guide to Getting Your Benefits

Individuals with low vision or vision impairment may qualify for social security disability benefits. Learn about the qualifications for getting social security disability (SSD) benefits if you have low vision or vision impairment and cannot work. Qualifying for Social Security…

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Social Security Disability Benefits and Mental Health Conditions

Social Security Disability Benefits and Mental Health Conditions   Social Security Disability benefits allow the disabled to receive benefits for their impaired or diminished working capacity. Overseen by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), there are a number of federal…

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