When you are injured so badly that you can no longer report to work, you will not be able to earn an income from your family. Fortunately, the Pennsylvania workers' compensation program has you covered. If you have lost wages due to an on-the-job illness or injury, wage-replacement benefits will help you make your financial ends meet until you are able to return to work again.
When you get hurt at work, you're in a position to claim workers' compensation. This is the compensation that is designed to help cover medical bills and lost wages while you're unable to work. How likely is it that you'll be hurt, though?
If you earn your living in the manufacturing, warehousing or retail sector, chances are very good that the last few weeks have been incredibly hectic as the holiday season means orders must be filled, loads must be moved and shelves must be stocked in order to keep up with customer demand.
Late-in-life divorce numbers are still rising. These "gray" divorces are now quite common. In fact, last year, the number of people who were 50 years old and older were two times more likely to get a divorce than they were in 1990. For those that were 65 years old, the likelihood was even higher.
Having your workers' compensation claim denied is not the end of the world. Indeed, at Wolf Baldwin & Associates, PC, this is exactly the reason why many of our clients come to us. They tried to fill out the necessary paperwork and file their workers' comp claim on their own, but were met with rejection.
An equitable distribution of your income or assets is not the same as an equal distribution. In fact, it can work in your favor in some cases to have an equitable split instead of one that is 50/50.
For the first time in 25 years, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration will start issuing higher fines for companies that are cited for workplace violations. The current fines are relative to the consumer price index from 1990.