Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: Experts Need Not Be Eyewitnesses

In a recent case, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court upheld an injured worker’s right to ongoing medical benefits even though there was no medical evidence specifically documenting the ongoing disability. The injured worker, Anthony Fitzgerald, sustained serious injuries when he fell from a roof and landed on a cement slab… Read More

Establishing Your Average Weekly Wage

Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, you are entitled to wage-loss benefits equal to two-thirds of your weekly wage for a work-related injury. Your average weekly wage (AWW) is calculated on the date of your work-related injury. Your AWW is the sum total of all gross wages (before taxes) from every… Read More

How the SSA Determines Disability Claims

For all people applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) benefits, the definition of disability is the same. The Social Security Administration defines disability as “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which… Read More