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VA Benefits Despite Missing Records

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18th Aug 2016

By: Susan Paczak I receive many calls from veterans who ask: What can I do to prove my claim if my service records were lost or don’t mention my service-connected injury? The VA often denies claims because the service records …

Assume Nothing, Especially with Uninsured Employers

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1st Aug 2016

By: James R. Burn, Jr. It is a felony in Pennsylvania for an employer not to have workers’ compensation insurance. Employees assume in good faith that the people for whom they work are doing the right thing. Unfortunately, with respect …

What Benefits am I Entitled to—Part 5 Death Benefits

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27th Jul 2016

By: Eric D. Abes It is an unfortunate fact of our work–sometimes people die as a result of a work injury or illness. When this occurs, the attorneys at Abes Baumann are here to ensure that the surviving family is …

Your IRE Doctor May Not Be Qualified

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By: Thomas C. Baumann Injured workers who have received 104 weeks of total disability benefits can be required to submit to what the Worker’s Compensation act calls an impairment rating evaluation or IRE. The purpose of the examination is to …

Convicted killer’s family files lawsuit against KDOC, other agencies

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16th Jun 2016

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from cjonline.com ann.bush@cjonline.com It has been nearly two years since convicted killer Roger Hollister died in prison — a death his wife and inmates say occurred …

Who Judges an IRE

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13th Jun 2016

By: Douglas A. Williams In IA Construction Corp. v. WCAB (Rhodes), a very important case decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on May 25, 2016, the Court determined that a Workers’ Compensation Judge has the right to reject the opinion …

An Uber Accident

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By: Roger D. Horgan Have you stopped to wonder what will happen if the Uber driver has an accident either while you are in the vehicle, or if he strikes your vehicle? Like any new technology, ridesharing applications like Uber, …

All Hell Breaks Loose in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

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Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.independent.com Louis Bristol (left) and Jeff Peterson-Davis Article Tools Print friendly E-mail story Tip Us Off iPod friendly Comments The Carpinteria Community Church routinely ignored …

Sheriffs sue Colorado over legal marijuana

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9th Jun 2016

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.usatoday.com Marijuana seized by Deuel County (Neb.) sheriff’s deputies is stacked in an unused jail cell in the county courthouse June 2, 2014.(Photo: Trevor Hughes, …

El Paso County says it’s not liable for damages sought in lawsuit by Sheriff’s Office employees

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6th Jun 2016

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from gazette.com Advertisement El Paso County says it sought to protect Sheriff’s Office employees when allegations surfaced of hostile behavior by former Sheriff Terry Maketa and …

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