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    Avoid a Workplace Injury With Safe Lifting Techniques

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Every year, thousands of Americans sustain serious workplace injuries from incorrect manual handling techniques. Watch this video to learn how you can avoid back, shoulder, and abdomen injuries from lifting and carrying items on the job.

    Back injuries can occur anywhere between the neck and the base of the spine and can be acute, chronic, or intermittent. Any job that involves manual handling puts people at risk, so it’s important to have safe working conditions and take the necessary precautions whenever you are lifting any amount of weight.

    Lifting and carrying objects accounts for 75% of manual handling injuries. If you have been hurt on the job, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Philadelphia law office of Krasno, Krasno, & Onwudinjo today at (888) 774-9695 to find out how to get the financial benefits you are legally entitled to.

    How an Attorney Can Help You Appeal a Denied Social Security Claim

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The Social Security Administration regularly denies, delays, and terminates many Americans’ initial claims for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. If you want to appeal an SSA decision, your first step should be to contact an experienced Social Security lawyer to guide you through the legal process of appealing your claim. Here is how a lawyer can help you get the benefits you deserve.

    Necessary Documents 
    Building a case to launch an effective appeal to a denied Social Security claim is a complex matter. A Social Security lawyer will need to document your medical history, income earnings, Social Security credits, and work history. Your lawyer will also obtain all records of your medical condition, including all medications, tests, and doctor’s visits. Your Social Security will personally work with your physician to present proof to the SSA of how your disability has affected your ability to work.

    Adequate Preparation 
    The Social Security appeals process can be lengthy, and effective lawyers can help you explore your options while remaining aggressive about pursuing your benefits. A lawyer will work diligently on your behalf to prepare you for the hearing date and guide you through the judge’s potential questions. Your lawyer will also complete all necessary paperwork and forms so you can attend to your personal matters and daily needs.

    Affordable Options 
    Many reputable Social Security lawyers require no up-front payments and offer free consultations to review your case. If your attorney believes that you have a solid legal case, your case will be handled on a contingency basis. This means that your Social Security lawyer will not collect any fees until or unless you receive compensation.

    The law office of Krasno, Krasno, & Onwudinjo has been helping Philadelphia clients with Social Security and workers’ compensation claims and appeals paperwork for the last 50 years. If you are hurt or disabled, our lawyers are here to fight for you. To schedule a free evaluation of your Social Security claim with an attorney, call us today at (888) 774-9695 or check out our website to learn more.

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    Understanding the Appeal Process of a Denied Social Security Claim

    Last updated 10 months ago

    If you have suffered injuries that prevent you from working for at least one year, you likely qualify for Social Security Disability payments. Unfortunately, the bureaucratic nature of the Social Security Administration (SSA) means that legitimate claims are denied on a regular basis. Fortunately, an appeals process allows the SSA to reverse its mistakes. Here is a look at the steps involved in appealing a defined Social Security claim.

    Step 1: Reconsideration
    You have 60 days from the moment you receive your initial denial to ask for an appeal from the SSA. The first step is known as reconsideration, and it consists of a second look at your file by another claims examiner. This option allows the SSA office to look over your file with a new set of eyes to see if you meet the criteria for disability benefits.

    Step 2: Administrative Hearing 
    In the event that your claim is again denied following reconsideration, you have the right to appear in front of a judge and call witnesses who can validate your disability. This administrative hearing is not like a criminal trial where there are two opposing sides. Instead, you and your attorney will have the opportunity to collect more evidence and present comprehensive information to your local administrative law judge.

    Step 3: Appeal to the Social Security National Appeals Council
    If the SSA judge does not believe that you are truly disabled, you may take further legal action. The third step in the appeals process involves filing a brief with the SSA national board of judges who sit in Washington, D.C. However, this court often has a large backlog and may not review your case for months or even years.

    The SSA appeals process can be lengthy and complex. The law office Krasno, Krasno, & Onwudinjo has been helping Pennsylvanians fill out claims and appeals paperwork since 1963. Disabled individuals in the Philadelphia area looking for legal help should call (888) 774-9695 today to schedule a free claim evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys.

    The Most Injury-Prone Professions - [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 10 months ago

    In 2011, three million Americans filed workers’ compensation claims—that’s seven workers out of every 200. However, these numbers don’t tell the whole story about the risk of workplace injury. Some industries are more dangerous for workers than others, and these increased risks mean an increased number of workers’ compensation claims. This infographic from Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, our team of workers’ compensation attorneys in Philadelphia, describes the most injury-prone industries. Check it out to see if your job is one of the most dangerous. Feel free to share the infographic with the professionals you know in these fields and encourage them to take workplace safety seriously.

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