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Do You Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

When you are severely injured or sick, to the point that you are considered to be totally disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI). These benefits can help you pay for your medical expenses, lost income, and help cover your daily expenses. When applying for… Read More »

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Do Trackers Help or Hurt Workers?

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There’s a new trend developing in Pennsylvania and around the country. That trend is using trackers to track the movements of workers while they are on the job. The concept behind this practice is that trackers can identify when workers are engaging in unsafe practices, and help employers realize when employees need further training… Read More »

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What Should I Include in My Living Will?

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Many people confuse living wills with wills, but the two are very different. A will dictates who will take guardianship of your children upon your death and divides your estate. Living wills on the other hand, include directions for your health care in the event that you become incapacitated and cannot make those decisions… Read More »

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Are Uber Drivers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

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Uber has its pros and cons for both passengers and drivers. While some Uber drivers do it as a side job, others use it as their main source of income, logging up to 60 hours a week. When drivers are on the road so much, there is a very good chance they’re going to… Read More »

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How to Prepare for Your Disability Hearing

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If you have suffered a total disability that is going to prevent you from working for at least one year, you may qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more of these applications than they approve every year. When that happens, you will likely have to appear… Read More »

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Can You File a Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers?

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As deaths related to vaping increase across the country, Pennsylvania saw its first vaping-related death early in October. It’s only been in recent months that the dangers of vaping have become widely known. Across the country there have now been approximately 20 vaping deaths, and over 800 people that have become sick due to… Read More »

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How Can You Check the Status of Your SSDI Claim?

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

After submitting your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the days and weeks start dragging by as you wait to hear about your claim. There is, after all, a lot on the line as you have mounting medical bills, daily expenses, and are unable to work to pay for those costs. Depending on… Read More »

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Mistakes to Avoid After a Pennsylvania Car Accident

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The moments following a car accident are scary, particularly if you’ve been seriously injured in the crash. In the confusion at the accident scene, it’s natural for people to become unsure of what to do next. Due to this, instead of taking the proper steps after a car accident, accident victims sometimes make some… Read More »

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Estate Planning

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Whether you are rich or just comfortable, old or young, you need an estate plan. Even though some people may not think they have an estate, everyone does. That means everyone also needs an estate plan. An estate planning attorney can walk you through the different steps and make sure your estate plan is… Read More »

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How Long Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation?

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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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