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Can Early Retirement Affect Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are a worker in your 60s and are unable to keep working due to health issues, you may be considering early retirement and filing for Social Security retirement benefits. Is this the best way to go, or should you file for disability benefits from… Read More

How Does a Workers’ Compensation Disability Rating Work?

A disability rating is one of the most important parts of the workers’ compensation process. If you become injured or ill on the job, the disability rating you receive determines whether or not you qualify for permanent disability benefits and for how… Read More

Penn Study Uncovers Less Doctor Visits for Nursing Home Residents

Nationwide, nursing facilities are evolving to not only include the long-term care of frail residents, but also complicated post-hospital care. Patients are being discharged sicker and quicker from the hospital to nursing homes in an effort to decrease… Read More

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Truck Driver and Trucking Company for Exceeding Height Restrictions

A man from Harrisburg, PA is suing a truck driver from Newport News, Va. after he was seriously injured in an accident on Interstate 83 in Dauphin County. On April 2, 2018, a semi truck traveling northbound struck the Paxton Street overpass causing its… Read More

Pennsylvania's Seat Belt Laws: What You Need to Know

Wearing your seat belt is one of the best ways to keep you protected from harm in case of a car accident. Despite this well-known fact, many drivers and passengers fail to use their seat belt, which can result in serious injury or death. Additionally,… Read More

Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Questioning Federal Oversight of Nursing Homes

A PennLive investigation in November of 2018 called Still Failing the Frail uncovered that the majority of the former Golden Living nursing homes were still being cited for substandard care by the state Health Department despite changes in management… Read More

Pedestrian Fatalities Increase by 41 Percent in Pennsylvania

Walking is the oldest and most common form of transportation with countless benefits, helping people stay healthier and physically fit, but it can also be extremely dangerous. Tragically, the number of pedestrian fatalities continues to rise in the U.S.… Read More

Several Insurance Companies Remove Stacking Class Actions to Federal Court

Three defendants involved in a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on insurance stacking have decided to remove the cases against them from state to federal court. In January, five insurance companies were sued in state court after the Pennsylvania Supreme… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Insurance Company to Fix Hail Damaged Roof

A homeowner in Manchester Township, York County was surprised when his insurance company denied his claim after a hail storm last year left behind significant damage. Joseph Nolte had an Erie Insurance Group adjuster check his roof for possible hail… Read More

Does Workers' Compensation Pay Death Benefits?

If your loved one died in a work-related accident, Pennsylvania law provides workers’ compensation death benefits for eligible dependents. These benefits can replace a portion of the decedent’s income to his or her surviving family members and help pay… Read More