Work Injuries: The Dangers of Hoyer Lift Injuries

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 21, 2017 | Workers Compensation

Work Injury Hoyer Lift Injuries
Although most people associate workplace injuries with the construction industry or other dangerous occupation that require the use of heavy machinery, the reality is that thousands of healthcare employees suffer injuries while on the job every year.   In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nursing has a higher rate of injury than the construction industry. This is in large part because health care workers, who spend a significant amount of their time lifting patients, are especially at risk of sustaining serious back injuries.   In an effort to prevent these types of injuries, many hospitals,… Read More ››

Worker’s Compensation Claim: Insurance Challenges

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 19, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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Pennsylvania Worker’ Compensation law requires almost all employers to provide their employees with some type of workers’ compensation insurance. This ensures that employees who are hurt on the job will be able to cover medical expenses and lost wages until they are able to return to work.   Unfortunately, working with an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is not always easy, and many injured employees find themselves facing delayed processing of their claims and unfair denials.   The claims filing process is complicated and dealing with insurers can be frustrating and time-consuming. Fortunately, retaining an experienced work injury lawyer can… Read More ››

An Injured Worker Needs a Reliable Workers’ Compensation Attorney

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 16, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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Even when all safety procedures and regulations are followed and enforced, the workplace can be dangerous; especially for those who work in specific occupations or industries.   For instance, construction workers often suffer falls or are involved in accidents with heavy machinery and equipment. Employees who work with hazardous materials are also at risk of suffering from burns and occupational illnesses, while loading dock workers may become injured by falling cargo.   Fortunately, nearly all employees in Pennsylvania are covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act and are eligible to collect benefits to help them get back on their feet.  … Read More ››

Your Rights May be Under Attack by Bill 18 if you were Hurt on the Job

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 14, 2017 | Workers Compensation

The Politicians Are Attacking Your Right’s   With the current Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws, you and all citizens gave up a constitutional right to sue for damages after you are hurt at work. In return, we were guaranteed payment for lost wages and medical expenses.   Workers’ compensation laws were written to take care of workers that are hurt on the job. It does not matter what you did, how you got hurt, or if someone was at fault. The worker’s compensation law applies to all employees and is supposed to be there for everyone.   But right now, Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws… Read More ››

Hurt at Work: Workers’ Compensation and Tendonitis of Wrist

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 12, 2017 | Workers Compensation

hurt at work tendonitis of wrist
Getting hurt at work is undoubtedly debilitating and stressful, this is even truer when the employer and insurance carrier drag their feet and make the whole process much more time consuming and stressful. A situation like this are more likely to occur for certain for some work-related injuries than other, one of such injuries is tendonitis of wrist.   Unfortunately, many Pennsylvania workers develop this condition; it causes pain and swelling in the wrist, which is called tendonitis. Tendonitis of wrist can develop from performing tasks related to doing your job on a day to day basis. Tendonitis is a… Read More ››

Hurt at Work: Workers’ Compensation for a Work-Related Nerve Injury

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 9, 2017 | Workers Compensation

Hurt at Work NERVE DAMAGE
Unfortunately, painful and debilitating nerve injuries plague thousands of workers across the United States. Nerve damage can be caused by several different factors including repetitive stress or a workplace accident.   Undoubtedly, suffering from a nerve injury can be disruptive to both your lifestyle and ability to make a living. Fortunately, individuals who suffer from nerve damage almost always receive workers’ compensation benefits.   If you are suffering from nerve damage from being hurt at work, it is important that you contact a workers’ compensation attorney. Workers’ compensation insurance companies will work tirelessly to ensure they pay you as little… Read More ››

Administrative Law Judges in Social Security Disability Benefit Cases

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 7, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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Administrative law judges are appointed by the federal government to issue rulings on cases involving statutory law.  In the case of the Social Security Disability Benefit Cases, administrative law judges deliver decisions involving social security disability claims.   Administrative law judges work within the “hearing level” of the social security disability benefits claims process. The judges will typically hear your appeal if your social security claim has been denied. During this process, the judge acts a fresh pair of eyes and will review your case and any new evidence submitted.   What is a Disability Hearing?   After an individual’s… Read More ››

Pre-Existing Conditions: Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 5, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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Pre-existing conditions are a hot topic in the news today. With a new administration, aspects of the Worker’s Comp law and many others things related to pre-existing conditions are in the forefront and subject to change.   This is a core aspect of both the Affordable Care Act and the American Healthcare Act, for which they both have ramifications for the future of workers compensation as well. But can you currently be eligible for Worker’s Compensation if you have a pre-existing condition?   It is common for a worker in Pennsylvania to suffer a work-related injury that is based on… Read More ››

How to Keep Social Security Disability Benefits in a Trial Work Period

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jun 2, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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Programs that allow social security disability insurance beneficiaries to return to the workforce without forfeiting their social security benefits do exist. Among these systems are the trial work period, the extended period of eligibility, and the expedited reinstatement.   These programs encourage workers to return to the workforce, as they have a safety net just in case something goes wrong. This system, although not the most cost effective, plays a vital role in replanting injured workers into the American workforce. If you are currently receiving social security disability benefits and you are interested in one of these programs, you should… Read More ››

When Will I Lose My Social Security Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | May 31, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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Every year roughly 750,000 new Americans are awarded Social Security Disability benefits because they are disabled and unable to work. For many, the receipt of these benefits serves as a lifeline for those in need who are incapable of providing for themselves. Due to the serious nature and necessity of these benefits, the fear of having one’s Social Security benefits revoked or changed can be overwhelming. Therefore, it is vital that anyone who receives Social Security benefits is informed and up to date on the Social Security system and the status of their situation. Most Common Ways Your Benefits can… Read More ››

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