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Greensburg Law Blog

Healthcare Workers: Nurses, Nurse Aides, Home Healthcare, Hospice Care; The Most Hazardous Jobs in the U.S.

The healthcare industry is not only the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing 18 million workers, but also one of the most dangerous.

Is It Too Late to Hire an Attorney to Handle my ERISA (Long-Term) Disability Claim?

At first glance, Long-Term Disability Claims/Denials seem to be a simple issue of contract law. Usually, for the first 24 months, the definition of disability is whether or not you can perform your own job. So, if you can't work, all you have to do is provide a form signed by your doctor that you are disabled and furnish "proof of disability" and magically the insurer will pay your claim!

If You "Like" Social Media...Read This!

Social media is a great way to remain connected with friends and family. And, it is free and easy-to-use. You don't have to leave the comfort of your home to post a photo, tell your "friends" what you are thinking, or "like" their latest posts. However, if you are involved in a legal claim or a lawsuit, social media can also have some very serious, negative consequences.

Don't Risk It: Consider Purchasing Mine Subsidence Insurance

If you reside in Western Pennsylvania, there is a very good chance that your home sits on top of an abandoned mine. Recently, a home in Latrobe had to be evacuated and then demolished because of the damage that occurred through mine subsidence. The poor homeowner not only lost her home, but still had to pay her remaining mortgage due to inadequate insurance coverage! Click here to read the full story: http://bit.ly/2oWLs5l.

Black Lung: The Coal Miner Scourge. Incurable, Fatal, Haunts Miners All Over Again

There is a shocking increase in the reported cases of pneumoconiosis, commonly known as Black Lung! And, more worrisome is that the new cases of the disease are even more deadly. The lungs of young miners are showing signs of progressive massive fibrosis (P.M.F.), also known as complicated pneumoconiosis.

MY NEIGHBOR GETS DISABILITY - WHY CAN'T I?

We are often asked to explain to clients why they don't financially qualify for disability benefits, even though they worked most of their lives. A client might see a neighbor receiving disability from the Social Security Administration, and that neighbor never worked. What the client might not realize is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to qualified individuals both with and without a work history.

COMPENSATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS OF CAMP LEJEUNE

GREENSBURG, March 23, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will now recognize the presumptive service connection for eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

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