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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules On Exception To Workers’ Compensation Right To Subrogation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently announced its opinion in Frazier v. W.C.A.B. (Bayada Nurses, Inc.), — A.3d — (Pa. Sept. 28, 2012).

In this Opinion the Commonwealth Court is…

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Pennsylvania Worker Loses Fingers In Explosion Just Outside Pittsburgh

WPXI in Pittsburgh is reporting about a worker who lost several fingers in an explosion at a Connellsville business Wednesday morning June 27, 2012.

Emergency responders said the explosion…

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Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Has Exceptions So You Can Choose Your Own Doctor

According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, if your employer has not posted a list of medical providers you may select the doctor of your choice. However…

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Pennsylvania Law May Require Workers Compensation Coverage For Pre-existing Condition

Many people injured in work related accidents do not know that under Pennsylvania workers' compensation law, your employer must provide medical care and wage benefits for aggravation of…

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Requirements For Social Security Disability Status

To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits a claimant must:

1) have insured status meaning that an adult claimant worked and paid enough taxes into the Social Security…

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A Doctor Note Does Not Automatically Qualify You For Social Security Disability

A doctor’s note saying a patient is “disabled” is insufficient to win a Social Security Disability case. Many people think that they must have their doctor say they are…

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Always Consider That Children May Be Entitled To Social Security Benefits

Children of retired or disabled parents may be entitled to Social Security benefits. The Social Security law requires that the child must be under 18; or between the ages of 18 and 19 and…

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Social Security Mandates A Person Have A “Severe Impairment” – Not Any Impairment

When applying for social security disability, a person must know that an application will be granted only if the applicant has a “severe impairment”, not just any impairment….

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Worker’s Compensation Law Sets The Average Weekly Wage by Statute In Pennsylvania

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 105.1, the Department of Labor & Industry has determined that the statewide average weekly wage…

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What An Injured Worker Needs To Know About Worker’s Compensation In Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides an excellent summary of various questions and answers to many issues involving worker’s compensation. Below are some of the more frequent…