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How Long Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation?

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

Most employees in Pennsylvania are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they become hurt on the job. While this is good news, those suffering from a severe injury often wonder if that compensation will be enough to last them until they are fully recovered. So, how long can you collect workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania?… Read More »

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Are Handwritten Wills Legal in Pennsylvania?

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

A will is an important tool that can assist in planning your estate and administering it after your death. Many people know this and still, they don’t have a will. These individuals often wonder if a handwritten will is considered legal in Pennsylvania. They may want to handwrite a will because they don’t think… Read More »

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5 Common Questions About Medical Malpractice

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Although the number of medical malpractice cases are falling around Pennsylvania, the state still remains as one of the highest for taking these cases to trial. Still, many people are confused about what the term means, and wonder if they have a case. This is due to the fact that not every unsuccessful medical… Read More »

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Can You Receive SSDI if Your Disability is Related to Drugs or Alcohol?

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

There are thousands of people that struggle with addictions to alcohol and drugs in Pennsylvania. Sometimes, these addictions cause people to become injured, or those addicted simply get injured just like anyone else. Those injuries leave them unable to work and they are left wondering how they are going to pay for their daily… Read More »

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Can I Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Decision in Pennsylvania?

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Most workers that have been hurt on the job in Pennsylvania have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation can provide benefits to make up for lost income and medical expenses. Many rely on these benefits, and are quite shocked when they learn their workers’ compensation claim has been denied. When… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault in a Rear-End Collision?

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In 2017, approximately 22 percent of all car accidents in Pennsylvania were rear-end collisions. Most people think these types of accidents are very minor, and involve mainly fender benders. Unfortunately, people can become seriously injured. Whiplash is a very common injury seen after rear-end collisions, and it can take someone weeks, or even months,… Read More »

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Naming an Executor? Know the Restrictions in Pennsylvania

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

When creating a will in Pennsylvania, one of the most important aspects is who you name as your executor. Sometimes, an executor is referred to as a ‘personal representative’. Upon your death, the executor will protect your property until the debts and associated taxes have been paid. Once that has been done, the property… Read More »

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The Four Levels of Appeal When You’ve Been Denied SSDI

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When a person becomes injured and is unable to work, Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) can provide benefits that help cover the cost of daily expenses. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies thousands of applications every year. When this happens, too many individuals simply give up, thinking there is no way to get… Read More »

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When You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Pennsylvania

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Under Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act, all workers injured on the job are entitled to receive benefits when they are injured on the job. This compensation can provide for medical expenses and even lost income for the injured worker. When an injury is minor and the situation surrounding the accident is not complicated, you likely… Read More »

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What is Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania?

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When an accident occurs, sometimes there is more than one person at fault for it. For example, a drunk driver may run a stop sign, hitting another vehicle. The motorist in the other vehicle though, may have been texting while they were driving, and not watching to ensure the drunk driver was going to… Read More »

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