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What Is A Statute Of Repose?

October 24, 2019

In 2002, in an effort to affect tort reform, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act. One of the features of this legislation is the inclusion of a statute of repose that applies to medical malpractice cases. While most people are familiar with statutes of limitations, many are […]

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Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Explained

October 22, 2019

Powell Law has been a family operated law firm since 1906. Our longevity makes us a unique choice for representation in any type of injury case in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. What is “Personal Injury Protection,” otherwise known as PIP? All Pennsylvania drivers are required to have PIP, or “Personal Injury Protection” coverage. While […]

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About Specific-Loss Benefits In Workers’ Comp Cases

October 18, 2019

Pennsylvania provides various types of workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers, primarily in the form of medical expenses and lost wages. It also provides specific-loss benefits which compensate an injured worker when she loses the use of a body part for “all practice, intents and purposes.” Benefits for a “specific loss: may be paid even if […]

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The Responsibilities Of A Work Supervisor When A Work-Injury Occurs

October 16, 2019

Once an injury occurs in the workplace, the injured worker’s supervisor has rights and responsibilities related to medical care, injury leave, reporting the injury, accident investigation, and the injured employee’s return to work. When an injury occurs, a work supervisor has the following responsibilities related to the injured worker’s medical care: For a serious injury […]

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The Everyday Roles And Responsibilities Of A Work Supervisor

October 14, 2019

Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Office has designed an injury leave manual to assist all employees who have responsibilities for ensuring that injured employees receive the benefits and leave to which they are entitled under the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Pennsylvania Work-Related Injury Program. This manual designates the roles and responsibilities of work supervisors in this scenario. […]

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A Primer On Social Security Forms: The Adult Disability Report

October 10, 2019

Form SSA-3368 is the basic form used for adult applicants who are filing a claim for disability benefits. This form may require the assistance of a Social Security Disability lawyer. Note that a physician should not complete any portion of this form. There are other forms which the SSA requires a doctor to complete on […]

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A Primer On Social Security Forms: The Application

October 8, 2019

Powell Law’s attorneys have represented disability claimants since this type of insurance was first available in 1956. At Powell Law, we effectively assist clients throughout the entire Social Security Disability claims process. Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) requires the submission of a long list of paperwork that includes […]

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Is There Any Other Legal Basis For Personal Injury In Addition To Negligence?

October 4, 2019

Most personal injury claims arise as the result of motor vehicle accidents. All motorists have a duty to exercise reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. If they breach this duty (are negligent) and all of the elements of a negligent case are proven in a civil trial, they may be held liable for damages. […]

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Common Reasons Workers’ Comp Claims Are Denied In Pennsylvania

October 2, 2019

In Pennsylvania, an employee has 120 days to inform an employer of a work-related injury. Once this occurs, the employer is obligated to reply within 21 days of notification. One possible employer response may be the decision to file a LIBC-496, otherwise known as a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Denial Form, which disputes an employee’s […]

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