Workers Compensation: Reporting a Work Injury

If you suffer an injury at work you should report it right away, whether you miss time from work or not. In Pennsylvania, there is a strict 120-day deadline for reporting work injuries. If you don’t report the injury to your employer within the 120-day deadline, you can never file… Read More

Preparing Your Social Security Disability Application

A carefully prepared SSD/SSI application will increase your chances of being approved for disability benefits or supplemental security income. Even if you are not approved after the initial application, the information gathered will be beneficial to your appeal because you will already have the proper information needed to prepare for… Read More

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: The Basics

Workers’ compensation is insurance that an Employer must have to provide compensation to Employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. An Employee who suffers a work-related injury or illness is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury. The compromise that Employees make in… Read More

For Social Security Disability Regular Treatment is Key

Regular treatment with a doctor is highly beneficial to a SSD/SSI claim because the Social Security Administration will view the doctor as a “treating physician.” The SSA views the opinion of a treating physician as holding great weight because the doctor has first-hand knowledge of a claimant’s medical conditions, symptoms… Read More

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable

We’ve rung in 2014 but there’s just one more thing we need to do before we can say goodbye to 2013…our taxes.  It’s important that you know that your benefits paid under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act are not taxable at either the state or federal level.  Make… Read More

Banks Law Celebrates the Year of the Horse

Banks Law and friends of the firm ring in the Year of the Horse with a celebration at Han Dynasty on January 30th.  Check out the fun on the Banks Law YouTube channel at Read More