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What Will Happen If Workers’ Compensation Is Privatized?

In most states, including Pennsylvania, the majority of employers are required to have workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. Even small and non-profit businesses are required by law to carry this coverage, which offers benefits to workers injured on the job. Currently, many states have a system that is partly linked to the government and […]

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How To Get A Service Animal For A Disability

For those with disabilities, both physical and mental, there are a variety of means for getting assistance to help you cope, heal and live a pleasant life. There is medication, therapy, and lawyers to help your cause. One fluffy alternative is getting a service animal for your disability. What is A Service Animal? By definition […]

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Misclassification of Employees as Contractors

A Major Problem When Applying for Workers’ Compensation It’s your worst-case scenario: You’re injured on the job, but when you turn to your employer to get workers’ compensation benefits, you are told you don’t qualify. The employer has labeled you as an independent contractor and tells says you can’t receive benefits. Unfortunately, this happens more […]

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Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation as a Self-Employed Person?

Workers’ Compensation for the Self-Employed Today, self-employment is often seen as a highly desirable way of creating an income. Self-employment means you get to choose clients, set your own hours and work on your own terms. In the past ten years, self-employment, and especially work-from-home jobs, have become extremely popular. In 2013, 6.6% of the […]

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Dismemberment Payouts in Pennsylvania for Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Dismemberment Payouts in PA   Any workplace injury can be devastating, but losing a limb generally has a severe and life-long impact on your life, your career options, and your ability to care for yourself and others. Dismemberment, amputation or loss of limb leads to mobility and coordination problems, loss of confidence, long […]

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Mobile Workforce and Workers’ Compensation

In past generations, workers stayed on site until the end of the day. Today, however, employees are increasingly on the move. Thanks to mobile devices, cloud computing and the nature of business, many employees are traveling more often than before. For example, workers may be on assignment across the city, across the country or even […]

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A Guide to Filing for Workers’ Compensation

A Step by Step Guide to Filing for Workers’ Compensation in PA The steps for filing for workers’ compensation may be confusing. There were three million nonfatal work injuries in the United States in 2014 and 110,300 workplace injuries and illnesses for 2013 in Pennsylvania alone. Every day,  many injured employees are trying to figure […]

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10 Most Disability Friendly Nations in the World

If you have a disability, where can you live, work and get benefits? Nations vary widely in their treatments of those with permanent injury, but 10 winners include: 1) The United States While many political parties talk about reforming disability benefits and while many Americans do struggle to pay the bills when seriously injured, the […]

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The Timeline of Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Timeline If you have been injured at work, you may have questions about finances. How can you keep providing for your family while you heal? How can you pay for your medical treatment? Workers’ compensation benefits may help cover medical care and help you replace lost income while also taking care of […]

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How the 2016 Presidential Election Could Affect Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits and the 2016 Presidential Election With a presidential election taking place this year, candidates are debating a number of issues. One topic coming up repeatedly is Social Security benefits. Political parties have very different views about how to handle the Social Security system, but many agree change is needed. Disagreement about privatization, […]

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