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The Difference that Just Two Short Days Can Make in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case

By Needle Law Firm |

When you receive a decision from the workers’ compensation judge in your benefits case that is unfavorable, it is important to know how to proceed. The law may provide you with certain avenues to continue your efforts to obtain benefits, including appealing the decision made by the workers’ compensation judge. Prompt action is necessary… Read More »

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Same-Sex Widower from Philadelphia Finally Wins Claim for Social Security Benefits, as Well as an Award of Attorney’s Fees

By Needle Law Firm |

Each applicant who seeks Social Security benefits faces his or her own set of unique challenges. Those challenges can be especially substantial when the applicant is seeking survivor’s benefits and the applicant’s spouse was a person of the same sex as the applicant. Recent changes in caselaw have helped the cause of same-sex spouses… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Issues a Ruling Declaring Evidence of ‘Known Risks’ of a Surgical Procedure to Be Irrelevant in a Medical Negligence Case

By Needle Law Firm |

In any medical negligence action, almost any type of evidence has the potential to “move the needle” either in your favor or in your opponent’s favor. That’s why it is so important to have diligent and knowledgeable Pennsylvania injury counsel on your side who will know how to fight to get in all of… Read More »

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How an ‘Error of Law’ in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case Can Get You a Renewed Chance to Obtain Benefits

By Needle Law Firm |

It is very possible that you may not know exactly what a judge means when he or she refers to an “error of law” in a legal ruling. Frankly, for most folks, there’s no reason why you should. What you should know, however, is that there are many details that can make or break… Read More »

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When Your Pennsylvania Medical Misdiagnosis Case May Allow You to Pursue an Award of Punitive Damages

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In many cases of medical misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to pursue compensation based upon a claim that the medical providers who erred (and injured you as a result) were negligent. However, in some more extreme cases, you may be able to pursue other bases for compensation, and those bases may allow you to… Read More »

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How the Right Medical Expert Evidence Can be Key to Success in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case

By Needle Law Firm |

If you have suffered an injury at work that has left you disabled (and unable to work), even if that disability is only temporary, it is undeniably a stressful time for you. You may reasonably be concerned about continuing your career and continuing to earn an income. An award of workers’ compensation benefits may… Read More »

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Court Decision Allows Philadelphia Police Officer to Collect Both Civil Lawsuit Judgment and Heart and Lung Act Benefits

By Needle Law Firm |

When you suffer an injury at work, it is stressful and unsettling. You may be concerned about your future income if your injury has left you unable to work. It is important to understand that there are options out there. Your workplace injury may entitle you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Some people may… Read More »

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The Importance of Your Treating Physician’s Testimony in Your Disability Case in Pennsylvania

By Needle Law Firm |

Going through the process of seeking Social Security disability benefits can seem hopelessly overwhelming. With so many forms and supporting documents and other requirements, it may seem like an impossible hill to climb. The reality is, though, that your case may be far from hopeless. Even if you have a strong case, you may… Read More »

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Fatal Workplace Accident Triggers Award of Workers’ Compensation Benefits and a $900K Civil Settlement

By Needle Law Firm |

Unfortunately, fatal workplace accidents not only cause massive emotional harm to the loved ones left behind, they can sometimes also set off an entire series of legal consequences. Your time and energy is best spent on your family. Leave the legal concerns to the experienced professionals by retaining a skilled Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney…. Read More »

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Statutes of Limitation and How Long You Have to File a Survival Action in Pennsylvania

By Needle Law Firm |

In any personal injury or wrongful death circumstance, one thing that is important to note is that different legal “causes of action” (in other words, legal bases for suing and obtaining compensation) may have different “statutes of limitations.” In a practical sense, this means that different claims may have different deadlines after which you… Read More »

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