Child homelessness is often thought to be rare in developed nations like the United States, but the truth is far grimmer. The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness estimates that 1.3 million children in public schools were affected by homelessness last year, and between 2016 and 2017, over 3,500 youths experienced homelessness in Allegheny County alone. Unreliable living situations or having to live in shelters (or worse, on the streets) can make obtaining a quality education seem nearly impossible. But the Homeless Children's Educational Fund is working to change that.
An Indiana, Pennsylvania company has been cited and fined for four repeat and nineteen serious safety violations. The company was reportedly warned but failed to correct violations relating to its failure to guard live electrical parts, chains, sprockets, pulleys and belts. The company is also said to have failed to install a standard railing on one of its platforms. These violations were first cited in 2013 amid concerns regarding the potential for workplace accidents. The fines relating to these violations amount to more than $26,000.
Many employees in Pennsylvania know how much of a problem it can be if you are injured at work. Not only is there the matter of reporting your injury and the hazard that caused it, but you then have to contend with the injury itself and the time it takes to recover. This can also mean hefty medical bills, a loss of wages and the possibility of a long-term disability.
You've suffered a work injury. You were hurt on the job. You have done everything that is expected of you from your employer and the workers' compensation insurance company and the nurse that calls or shows up to your appointments. You are off of work because you were hurt on the job and are collecting workers compensation checks. Work comp is paying for your medical bills for your work injury. None of the doctors you are treating with have released you to return to work. But then they do. With restrictions. Or you are sent to an IME and their doctor says you can go back to modified duty. Generally speaking if you are released to return to work with restrictions and you return to work, either with your employer or another employer you may be entitled to ongoing partial compensation checks ( a reduced amount of work comp checks). but you should always consult with an attorney.
In a blog post from a few months ago, we detailed how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is trying to reduce the number of construction worker injured in the course of employment, especially by falls and objects falling from overhead. One of the injury types specifically focused on was falls. OSHA sought to reduce the number of incidents that occurred through training and inspections. While these efforts may have reduced some of those accidents, some continue to happen, as is evident by this latest accident.
Social Security Disability pays money for people who can't work due to various factors. If you or a loved one has a condition or injury that is affecting yours or their ability to work you may have a lot of questions about disability benefits. There are two types of programs for Social Security Disability - SSDI or SSI. What is the difference between SSDI-Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI-Supplemental Security Income.
It's likely you will need an attorney for your workers' compensation claims. Whether your work injury was accepted or denied there are many reasons you should get a workers' compensation attorney. You have a lot to lose and there is no fee unless we get you the money or benefits you deserve. This article will focus on denied claims. Our attorneys handle and focus on accepted and denied workers' compensation cases.
Forklifts are used to move heavy loads in numerous industries, such as warehousing, manufacturing, agriculture and retail. Worker deaths and injuries linked to forklift accidents are an ongoing safety issue. Standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration require training and continuing certification for forklift operators.
If you suffered an injury on the job or were hurt at work and have been receiving workers' compensation benefits for four months or longer you may be entitled to a lump sum settlement. Lump sum settlements in work comp are also known as a Compromise and Release Agreement. Compromise and Release Agreements are the documents that specify what the terms and conditions of your settlement will be.
When you are hurt in an accident, suffer a personal injury due to the negligence of another or are hurt at work or are disabled seeking social security disability, SSD, or SSI benefits you want to make sure you are protected and get what you are entitled. And you want an attorney and law firm that has experience with your type of case and knows what they are doing. We are here to help. We understand what you are going through. We've handled cases like yours before and we have the legal team and experience to get you the money and/or benefits you deserve. We work hard to maximize our clients recovery. There is no fee unless we get you the money or benefits you deserve. Interested in a lump sum settlement? We settle cases. We are on your side working for your interests.