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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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Working While on Workers’ Comp – How Benefits Are Affected

A lot of people wonder whether they’ll be able to work during a workers’ compensation claim or at least be offered light duty after a work-related injury. Some workplace injuries are so severe that the injured party is unable to work for…

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

In most cases, you can’t sue your employer either during or after filing for workers’ compensation. That’s fine in many cases because the advantage of the workers’ compensation system is that you don’t have to prove that your employer was…

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Are My Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits Tax-Free?

Under Pennsylvania law, if you are injured on the job, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You need to hire experienced attorneys to help you obtain your benefits and to help you file your workers’ compensation claim….

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Unreasonable or 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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Am I Eligible to Receive Workers’ Compensation If I Work From Home?

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…

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

America’s Most Dangerous Jobs: Nursing   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…

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When Will I Know If I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

When Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?   Have you been injured at your place of employment? If so, you likely have questions about what happens next. Can you receive workers’ compensation benefits for your injury? If so, how…

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5 Common Employer Defenses 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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Common Repetitive Motion Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Common Repetitive Motion Injuries Found in Workers’ Compensation Claims When most people think of workplace injuries, they may imagine back injuries, head trauma, or broken bones. However, more and more employees are suffering from injuries that occur gradually and suddenly…

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Are Hoyer Lift Transfer Injuries Common Among Home Health Aides?

Part 7 in an 8-part series   Hoyer Lifts Can Injure Home Health Care Providers Nurses, caregivers, and other healthcare providers are suffering too many serious, preventable injuries solely due to unsafe lifting practices every year. In fact, it is…

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Hoyer Lift Flaws and How They Can Injure Workers

Part 2 in an 8-part series While Hoyer Lifts are, in many circumstances, helpful to hospitals and nursing homes because they allow staff to transport patients and residents with limited mobility, unfortunately, the devices also contain some flaws that can…

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The Dangers of Using Hoyer Lifts in the Workplace

Part 1 in an 8-part series A Hoyer Lift is a type of patient lift used as an assistance device in hospitals and nursing homes or for people receiving health services at home. Healthcare workers use Hoyer Lifts to transfer…

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How Do I Know If I Am Entitled To Receive Social Security Disability?

Entitled to Social Security If the health of an individual is so bad that it is impacting their capability to work, it might be time for the person to consider the help of a Federal Program that will specifically assist…

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What You Need To Know About Reopening Your SSDI Claim Case

If your disability claim was denied, you may be eligible for an SSDI review. Pennsylvania allows people with a disabling condition to receive benefits from SSDI, but many of these claims are denied. A number of them may qualify for…

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Social Security Disability: Most Common Questions

Trying to proceed through the Social Security process can be overwhelming, and you can be struck with many questions about Social Security Disability Insurance. From concerns about how the claims process works to understanding what type of compensation you are…

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How a Workers’ Compensation Employer Defense Can Affect You

Workers’ Compensation and Employer Defense Tactics When a worker in the United States undergoes an injury, they are protected by a particular set of rules that helps them maintain their rights. These rules are known as Workers’ Compensation laws. In…

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How you Can Receive Workers’ Compensation for a Heat Related Injury

  Workers’ Compensation for a Heat Related Injury Heatstroke is one of the most common forms of injury that occurs during the summertime. Heatstroke happens when a person’s body temperature rises to 104 degrees when they are out in the…

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Social Security Disability Insurance Vs. Supplemental Security Insurance

The biggest difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is the financial requirements for those that are disabled. It is hard for many to understand the difference between the two programs, but we have described…

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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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How Insurers Make the Workers’ Compensation Process More Difficult

Part Eight: How Insurers Can Make the Workers’ Compensation Process More Difficult Once an employee has notified his or her employer of a workplace injury, it becomes the responsibility of the employer’s insurer to investigate the claim. The insurance company…

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The Responsibilities Of Insurers In The Workers’ Compensation Process

Part Seven: Insurer Responsibilities In The Workers’ Compensation Claim Process Pennsylvania employers are required to provide some sort of Workers’ Compensation health insurance for their employees in the event of a workplace-related injury or illness. The obligation of a workers’…

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Why Mental Illnesses Are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

Can Workers’ Compensation Cover Mental Illness?   The extreme conditions under which first responders work take a toll not only on their bodies, but also sometimes on their minds. Underlying mental health issues related to traumatic stress tends to be…

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How Your Diabetes and Social Security Disability Benefits are Related

  SSDI Benefits for People With Diabetes   Obtaining Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits is a complicated and confusing process. As we wrote about not too long ago, it is not as simple as completing an application claiming that you…

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Understanding The Delay Tactics In Workers’ Compensation Health Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Health Insurance Delay Tactics In Pennsylvania, employers with one or more employees are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Many employers choose to self-insure, which means that an injured worker would file his or her claim directly with…

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Workers’ Compensation: Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Rates

Pennsylvania workers who are injured on the job are eligible to receive benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages. However, Workers’ Compensation rates vary depending on the year, which can make it difficult for injured employees to figure out…

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What You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp Drug Testing

The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act guarantees compensation for medical treatment and lost wages associated with work-related injuries and disease. However, there are some caveats when it comes to drug and alcohol use.  Pennsylvania law does allow employers to deny workers…

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Hurt At Work: Workers’ Compensation And Tendonitis Of Wrist

Getting hurt at work is undoubtedly debilitating and stressful, this is even truer when the employer and insurance carrier drag their feet and make the whole process much more time consuming and stressful. A situation like this are more likely…

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