Pennsylvania 2017 Workers Compensation Wage Rates

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released the 2017 Average Weekly Wage chart with the new year wage loss rates.  This chart determines what an injured worker receives for wage loss weekly benefits based on his/her average weekly wage earnings.    Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, injured workers are not entitled to their full wages. If you are injured at work in 2017 and are out of work and entitled to indemnity benefits, here are the wage rates.…

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Common Pennsylvania Nursing Home Work Injuries

We see many common nursing home injuries in Pennsylvania.  It is like a repeated story that you've heard over and over again.  With the growing elderly population due to aging baby boomers and the fact that Pennsylvania is a retirement friendly state, nursing homes are increasingly busy and that also means that job demands within the nursing homes are becoming more intense.  That ultimately leads to a rise in common nursing home work injuries. Those nursing home work injuries are…

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Social Security Disability COLA set by the Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has set a Social Security Disability COLA and other monthly benefit recipient.  This not only includes retirees, but also SSD and SSI recipients.  Unfortunately, the COLA amount is just .3%. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2017. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2016. The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the…

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