Cash Benefits for Amputation and Permanent Loss Injuries on the Job

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the payment of cash benefits to an injured work who loses (amputation) or suffers permanent loss of use of certain members of the body.  The payments are made at a scheduled number of weeks set by the Pennsylvania Legislature.  77 P.S. § 513(1), et seq.  These payments are […]

Don’t Let Road Rage Ruin Your Summer Road Trip

Nearly every driver has experienced it one way or another–road rage! Road rage is driving in an aggressive or hostile manner. While its natural to feel some level of anger or frustration when someone cuts you off; pushes their way in between you and the vehicle in front of you; or the vehicle is weaving […]

Are my Work Injury Wage Loss Checks Paid at Correct Rate?

Injured workers are eligible for wage loss benefits following a work related injury.  How those benefits are calculated depends on the unique circumstances of the injured worker’s employment. Generally speaking, an injured worker receives a percentage of his/her average weekly earnings during weeks of disability following a work injury.  The average weekly earnings calculation is […]

Social Security Disability- The 5 Step Process

An individual that applies for Social Security Disability is referred to as the Claimant. If the Claimant is initially denied disability benefits by the Social Security Administration, then the Claimant can appeal the decision within sixty (60) days of that denial. The appeal will be heard by an Administrative Law Judge. The Judge will follow […]