October 2015

A look at construction’s fatal four

October 27, 2015


For construction workers in Pennsylvania, safety risks are everywhere. Injuries can happen from a ladder fall, a scaffolding fall, a machinery accident or something else. The level of danger associated...

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Disability claims require evidence that you can’t do activities


Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income is the first step in a process for living the life you deserve when you have a disability and haven't been able to meet the...

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Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income eligibility

October 26, 2015


When you apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income in Pennsylvania, you might also be eligible for Medicaid coverage. Pennsylvania is one of the states that has an...

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Employee killed when truck backs into pole

October 23, 2015


Pennsylvania employees in any line of work should be mindful of safety protocol and potential hazards. People who work in more dangerous jobs or around heavy equipment including trucks have...

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When A Workplace Injury Is A Matter Of Life And Death

October 21, 2015


All workers' compensation claims are important. The majority involve situations where an injury has resulted in a temporary disability or may require a change in profession to enable an injured...

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Disability onset date is an important determination

October 20, 2015


People filing for Social Security disability often come across the term "disability onset date." This date is included on some of the forms and letters that you will get once...

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Is Your Employer Really Looking Out For You After Your Injury?

October 16, 2015


When a worker is injured on-the-job, notifying his or her employer is an important part of the process for filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits. So, the process is...

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How do SSDI and SSI differ?

October 14, 2015


If you become disabled to the point that you cannot work, you will want to understand your options for obtaining income. This can happen due to a work-related injury, workplace...

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Construction worker dies in collapsed trench

October 9, 2015


People who work in the construction industry in Pennsylvania know that there are many inherent dangers on their job sites. Many a construction site accident has taken place that involves...

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How can I make applying for disability less stressful?


Applying for Social Security programs can be a very stressful experience. While there isn't a way to completely remove the stress from the process, it might be possible to reduce...

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Don’t let uncertainty stop you from filing for disability

October 2, 2015


A lot of thoughts go through a person's mind when he or she is injured and becomes unable to work. Worrying about how to pay the bills and how to...

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What OSHA requires for scaffolding safety

October 1, 2015


If you are among the many Pennsylvania residents who work in construction jobs or other roles that routinely feature the use of scaffolding, you know that that you face serious...

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