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VA Emergency Mental Health Treatment

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5th Jul 2017

By: Edward Jaffee Abes As a general rule, Veterans with discharges other than Honorable Discharges face many limitations to their Veterans’ Benefits. One of those limitations is being lifted. Beginning July 5, 2017, all veterans will have access to VA …

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Abes Baumann Client in Landmark Workers’ Compensation Case

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26th Jun 2017

Ruling Expected to Help Thousands of Injured Workers Secure Greater Disability Benefits The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week declared a key provision in Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act “unconstitutional in its entirety” in its ruling on the case Protz v. Workers’ …

New Veteran Hotline

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7th Jun 2017

By: Eric D. Abes Last week, the White House announced a new hotline for Veterans to call with complaints and concerns about the Department of Veterans Affairs. Everything from late payments, delayed or poor medical care, to poor hospital conditions …

The Impairment Rating Evaluation, Revisited

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12th May 2017

By: Sandra Weigel Kokal As discussed in prior blogs, the Insurance Company may try to limit your benefits with the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). An IRE is a physical examination where the doctor determines your level of disability. After receiving …

Cautionary Tale of the Trojan Horse

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By: James R. Burn, Jr. Many of us are familiar with the tale of the Trojan Horse. Achilles and his soldiers, in order to defeat Troy and obtain access to their kingdom, created a Trojan Horse and wheeled it up …

The Scourge of Liens and Subrogation

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8th May 2017

By: Roger D. Horgan A careless person or business causes an accident. The accident leads to injuries and medical expenses. An insurance company or other type of health plan will pay expenses for the victim. But then seeks reimbursement if …

INJURED ON YOUR WAY TO WORK – THE COMING AND GOING RULE

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22nd Mar 2017

By: Sandra Weigel Kokal Generally, if you are injured on your commute to or from work, you are not eligible under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act for workers’ compensation benefits. This is generally known as the “Coming and Going Rule.” …

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD

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By: James R. Burn, Jr. If you have filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or you are receiving benefits for lost wages or medical care, workers’ compensation insurance carriers will frequently “check up on you” by sending you forms …

Prosecuted for not Having Workers’ Compensation Insurance

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10th Mar 2017

Failure to have workers’ compensation insurance is a crime in Pennsylvania; one which the state does prosecute, as a business owner found out. George Limberiou of Bern Township pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his failure to have insurance from …

Upgrading Improper Discharges

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23rd Jan 2017

By: Eric D. Abes The Veterans Administration recently announced an effort to review and potentially upgrade the discharge status of Veterans who may have been discharged improperly. Many times when a soldier suffers from PTSD, the effects of a sexual …

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