September 2016 Archives

How much does the average person get from Social Security?

The truth about Social Security benefits

Many people with serious injuries and disabilities struggle to secure adequate income from Social Security. At the same time, many politicians rail against "entitlements" like Social Security Disability Insurance, arguing that too many people take advantage of the system for their financial.

Pennsylvania's new car seat law goes into effect

Do you know how to safely secure your toddler in the car?

Last month, a new Pennsylvania law went into effect that clarifies requirements for children's safety seats in cars. Up until recently, state law only required that children less than four years old be secured in car seats.

You'll never guess the most common workplace injury in America

What work-related condition plagues the most Americans?

Psssst... it's probably not what you'd think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss is the most common workplace injury. By their estimate, about 22 million workers were exposed to dangerous noise levels at work on an annual basis.

Fired after a work injury? Know your rights.

Sometimes, something beyond your control happens at work and you get injured. Although you may do the right thing by reporting the injury and filing for workers' compensation, on some occasions you can return to work and receive a pink slip. Is it legal for an employer to fire you after you file a claim? What can you do if it happens?

Do you know why workers’ compensation claims are denied?

If there comes a time when you make a workers' compensation claim, you hope that it is approved as soon as possible. This means you can begin to receive compensation for your injuries or illness. Unfortunately, there are times when a workers' compensation claim is denied. When this happens, it means that you aren't going to receive any money.

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