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Will the VA Add New Diseases to the Agent Orange List?

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27th Dec 2016

By: Susan Paczak The Veterans Administration periodically reviews its list of Agent Orange disease to decide if new diseases should be added. If a disease is added, a veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange will be eligible for benefits …

Abes Baumann 2016 Year in Review

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14th Dec 2016

In 2016, Abes Baumann celebrated its 37th year helping injured workers and disabled veterans get the benefits they deserve. We welcomed more than a few new staffers. Catherine Balsamo and Alexis Glod head up the front of the office, welcoming …

To Appeal or Not to Appeal

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12th Dec 2016

By: Edward Jaffee Abes A final decision of a Judge is not final. Decisions can be appealed. In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases, the following can be appealed: 1. the workers’ compensation judge’s decision was not in conformity with the terms …

The Bunkhouse Rule Revisited

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25th Nov 2016

By: Sandra Weigel Kokal In an earlier blog, it was discussed that the “Bunkhouse Rule” from 1924 was revived in a 2014 workers’ compensation case. The “bunkhouse rule” provides that, if an employee is required to live on the employer’s …

The Rescue Doctrine

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25th Oct 2016

By: Roger D. Horgan First responders like police, fire, and EMS crew’s respond to emergencies, so do ordinary citizens, often at great personal risk. What happens when these first responders are injured? Typically, their remedies are limited to workers compensation …

Big Win for Injured Workers

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26th Sep 2016

By: James R. Burn, Jr. In recent years, many large corporations and insurance companies have been conspiring to write legislation—state-by-state—that would allow for employers to “opt out” of state workers’ compensation. These opt out laws would allow employers to write …

Why Choose Abes Baumann Attorneys?

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2nd Sep 2016

By: Roger D. Horgan There is an abundance of attorneys in this region. It is fair to ask why one would choose to be represented by the attorneys from Abes Baumann, P. C. The best reason is that the attorneys …

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Retirement Benefits

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1st Sep 2016

By: Douglas A. Williams Do you receive workers’ compensation benefits and pension benefits or benefits from a 401k or some other retirement plan? If your injury occurred after June 24, 1996, your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance carrier may …

Concurrent Earnings

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By: James R. Burn, Jr. Often, injured workers were working two jobs at the time of their injury. Unfortunately, when many people are injured at one job, their injuries are severe enough to keep them from being able to perform …

Light Duty Jobs and Union Rules

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By: Thomas C. Baumann Recently, the Worker’s Compensation Appeal Board ruled on a situation where the time of injury employer offered a modified duty job to its injured worker. In Gibson-Bowman v. Apex Tool Group, LLC, the injured worker was …

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