Work Injuries: Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Staph Infections?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Sep 18, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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  Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Staph Infections? Not all work injuries are strains and sprains. Take MRSA for example. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s resistant to many different antibiotics. MRSA is extremely contagious. It can be spread via direct contact with an infected person or by coming into contact with an object or surface that an infected person has touched.   Who is at Risk for Contracting MRSA on the Job? Healthcare workers are most at risk compared to all other industries. In fact, healthcare workers could be exposed to… Read More ››

How Does Social Security Disability Insurance in Pennsylvania Work?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Sep 15, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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If you suffer an injury that leaves you disabled, this can be any form of injury even a work injured, and you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.   Generally, SSDI pays benefits only to those who can establish that they have worked a certain amount of time and have regularly paid Social Security taxes. To learn more about the SSDI filing process and eligibility requirements, it is important to talk to a social security disability attorney who can protect your interests.   Eligibility   A person can only receive SSDI benefits after the Social… Read More ››

Workers’ Compensation and The Need To Know Basics

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Sep 13, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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How are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Paid Out? Most Pennsylvania employers are required to provide their employees with workers’ compensation benefits to protect them if they are injured while on the job. These benefits usually include coverage of medical bills as well as wage replacement and are paid out according to a particular schedule. If you filed a workers’ compensation claim and have not yet begun receiving coverage or have had your claim denied, it is critical to speak with an attorney who is familiar with workers’ compensation PA laws.   Workers’ Compensation Providers Almost all Pennsylvania employers are required to… Read More ››

Hurt at Work: What a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Do for You

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Sep 11, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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If you or a loved one has recently been hurt at work, you may be eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act makes workers’ compensation available to all employees in Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one find yourself in a workers’ compensation dispute, you may wonder if you need a workers’ compensation attorney. It is strongly suggested that you have one represent you. If you and your employer both agree on the claim, then a lawyer may not be necessary, but if your claim gets denied or your employer and their insurance carrier are making… Read More ››

Dealing with Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation

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

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  Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation Dealing with pre-existing conditions in applying for workers’ compensation benefits can sometimes lead to complications that warrant assistance from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.   Workers’ Compensation is a complex law and it varies from state to state with small differences that can have a large impact on individual workers.   For example, under a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, a woman will not be able to receive workers’ compensation for her surgery because, according to the Court, the surgery treated a pre-existing condition that was unconnected to her work injury.   The woman,… Read More ››

How To Handle a Condition Not on the Social Security Disability List

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Sep 8, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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  What Do I Do If My Impairment is Not on the SSDI Approved List?   If you have a debilitating condition that prevents you from working, Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits are available. SSDI covers almost every worker in Pennsylvania. It is important to understand the process and, to do that, you are going to need experienced SSDI attorneys like the ones at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo.   The Blue Book   SSDI is administered by the Social Security Administration (“SSA“). Many people know that the SSA maintains a list of diseases, illnesses, and conditions for which SSDI benefits… Read More ››

Loss of Limb: You Are Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Sep 6, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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  Hurt at Work: Loss of Limb   With the exception of of being killed on the job, the worst thing that can happen at your job is losing an arm, a leg, a hand, or an eye.   Everything about your world has been upturned.   The pain can be unbearable. The experience is intensely horrible. You were: rushed by ambulance to the hospital huge medical bills are looming a part of you is missing you cannot work you may never be able to work again and on top of it all, your family is in crisis both because… Read More ››

You May Be Entitled To Workers’ Compensation for Losing a Limb

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Sep 1, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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  Hurt at Work: Loss of Limb   Just shy of being killed on the job, the worst thing that can happen at your job is losing an arm, a leg, a hand, or an eye. Everything about your world has been upturned. The pain can be unbearable, you were rushed by ambulance to the hospital, huge medical bills are looming, a part of you is missing, you cannot work, you may never be able to work again, and on top of it all, your family is in crisis both because of your injuries and because of worry about paying… Read More ››

Unsafe Work Conditions Can Lead To Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Aug 30, 2017 | Workers Compensation

  Workers’ Compensation Claims for Unsafe Conditions   United States and Pennsylvania state law requires that all employers, regardless of size and location, provide their workers with a safe workplace. An unsafe workplace leads to worker injuries and ailments and might even cause death. Accidents and injuries, in turn, lead employees to seek coverage under workers’ compensation laws and other legal claims like personal injury and wrongful death. If you have been injured on the job or if you are an injured worker, you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to file your workers’ compensation claim.   Worker safety is… Read More ››

What Types of Injuries and Illnesses are Covered Under SSDI?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Aug 28, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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Injuries and Illnesses Covered Under SSDI   There are two federal programs that provide benefits to people with disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is available to individuals who have enough work experience, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which serves the disabled poor and is based on need. Between 1996 and 2015, the number of working Americans subsisting on federal disability benefits grew rapidly. In spite of this growth, it is actually very difficult to secure both SSDI and SSI. Only about 4 in 10 applications are ultimately approved, and it can take years and many appeals to finally… Read More ››

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