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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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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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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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Lester Alan Krasno (1944-2019)

  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo’s former CEO & founding member, Lester Alan Krasno. A Fifty-Year Member of the Schuylkill County Bar, Lester began his legal career handling civil and…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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