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The Return of Reconsideration

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Pennsylvania is a “prototype” state with regard to the process for reviewing Social Security Disability Claims. In 2000, Social Security started a pilot program in 10 states, Pennsylvania included, to test the elimination of the reconsideration step in the procedure for reviewing Social Security Disability Claims.

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Who Is Your Employer For Workers Compensation Benefits?

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In the current labor market, many employees are placed in employment through temporary agencies. There are many agencies in the local market including Labor Ready, Inc., and Manpower.

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Obesity

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Many social security applicants who sustain a life changing injury have to deal with the onset of obesity following the injury.

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Workers Compensation Wages

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When some gets hurt on the job, one of the very first questions that gets asked is How am I going to get paid? or I am now unable to earn a living, how am I going to pay my bills?

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When An Administrative Law Judges Failure to Develop the Record is Grounds for a Remand

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The non-adversarial nature of a social security disability hearing requires an Administrative Law Judge (hereinafter referred to as ALJ ) to fully develop the record. An ALJ has both a statutory and a regulatory duty to fully develop the claimant s complete medical history for at least the twelve month period prior to the date that the claimant filed for disability.

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Not Being Paid For Your Work Related Injury?

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When you are hurt on the job, the law requires your employer and its insurance company to do certain important things to protect you. First and most importantly, the law requires your employer to pay wages to you while you are unable to work because of your injury.

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I Was Not At Fault for the Accident. Why Does the Tort Selection On My Car Insurance Matter?

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If you are involved in a car accident and are seeking to make a claim for personal injuries, your attorney will likely ask you to produce your Insurance Declarations Page that was in effect at the time of the crash.

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Attorney-Client Privilege Now A Two-Way Street in Pennslyvania

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently addressed the breadth of attorney-client privilege in Pennsylvania in Gillard v. AIG Insurance, No. 10 EAP 2010 (Pa. 2011).

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Corbett and Fellow Republications Seek to Change Law On Joint and Several Liability

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Newly elected Governor Tom Corbett is advocating a change in Pennsylvania law as applies to cases in which more than one person or entity may be responsible for someone s accident and injuries.

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Proper Calculation of Average Weekly Wage

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During this tough economy, many people have taken on second and third jobs in an effort to make ends meet.

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