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 their injury is not work related, to be the determining factor of whether the pursue workers compensation benefits.  Recently, I had a client that worked long hours for a national food and beverage chain.  She slipped and fell when she…

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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 security disability benefits?    Incomplete Work History.  Work history and whether an applicant can perform past relevant work is important in determining whether your application is approved.  This particularly becomes important for older applicants.   Providing accurate job data is critical.  It…

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