Knee Arthritis Not A Bar to Pennsylvania Workers Comp Benefits

Pre-existing knee arthritis is not a bar to winning Pennsylvania Workers Compensation benefits.  I inform my clients over and over again to not let pre-existing conditions, the fact they may be older workers, or the fact their employers tells them …

Common Mistakes Made When Applying for Social Security Disability

Applying for social security disability can be confusing, complex, time consuming, and frustrating.  Furthermore, the process can be daunting because, on average, 70% of all applications are denied.   So what are the common mistakes made when applying for social …

Pennsylvania Workers Comp

PA Governor Wolf signs into law new Workers Comp IRE provisions

The Pennsylvania general Assembly passed legislation that reinstates the Impairment Ratings provision of the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act.  Governor Tom Wolf signed that legislation into law.  If you recall, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upended a section of the Workers Compensation …

Social Security Recipients to receive a 2.8% increase in 2019

Those receiving social security benefits, including those on social security retirement and on social security disability, will receive the largest cost of living adjustment (COLA) in seven years.  The Social Security Administration announced a COLA increase of 2.8%, compared to …

A Pennsylvania Workers Comp settlement agreement language is critical

A Pennsylvania workers comp settlement is concluded with a Compromise and Release (C & R) agreement.  The C & R agreement contains 19 paragraphs and is often accompanied with an addendum page with additional language for several of those paragraphs.  …

We wish you all a Happy Labor Day

We wish you all a Happy Labor Day.  When I think of Labor Day and what we recognize and celebrate, I think of workers across America and their dedication to economic achievements in America. We celebrate many things in this …

Chambersburg area booming with new jobs

The economic boom in the Chambersburg area is continuing.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, the Franklin County area has seen double the amount of job growth as the rest of Pennsylvania.  Local jobs grew 2.3 percent …

Top 5 reasons your Pennsylvania work injury may be denied

There are many reason why a Pennsylvania work injury may be denied by the employer and workers compensation insurance carrier.  I’ve heard it many times from an injured worker the astonishment that there injury at work was denied.  It happens.  …