Frequently Asked Workers' Compensation Questions

What is workers' compensation?
Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. While the federal government administers a workers' compensation program for federal and...
How do you know if you need a Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney?
Serious work-related injuries or illnesses and the litigation process are all situations that generally require legal representation. If you are injured, or have contracted a work-related illness, or...
What should a worker do after getting injured on the job?
It is extremely important to report your injury to your supervisor or employer immediately. You must include the date, time, and circumstances of your injury. As long...
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Frequently Asked Social Security Disability Questions

What are Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income?
Both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are disability plans regulated by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSDI is a benefit for those who...
How can you afford to pay a lawyer to help with SSDI when you are applying for SSDI because of financial problems?
There is no fee unless our Social Security Disability lawyers are successful in obtaining benefits for you. If successful, the lawyers are paid directly by the Social Security...
How do I pay for my student loans if I'm found disabled?
If you have suffered an injury or medical condition that prevents you from working for an indefinite period of time, you may be eligible to cancel any...
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Recent News About the Firm

  • Partner Tom Giordano Moderates for Social Security Disability Panel

    This week, Partner Tom Giordano moderated for a panel hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Benefits Committee, “Justice Delayed: A Panel Discussion on the Social Security Disability Backlog Crisis.” The panel discussed the excellent Philadelphia Inquirer article by Cynthia Vargas which shed light on public service crisis currently affecting hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans... Read More

  • Pond Lehocky Partner David F. Stern and Associate Taylor J. Cohen Featured in The Legal Intelligencer

    On June 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania handed down its definitive opinion in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District), 124 A.3d 406 (Pa. 2017). Therein, the Court determined that Section 306(a.2) of the Act was an unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority by the General Assembly to the AMA, striking the section in... Read More

  • Pond Lehocky Announces New Partner, Stephen R. Miller

    Pond Lehocky is excited to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of Associate Stephen R. Miller to Partner. Mr. Miller is the first attorney to join the firm’s Partnership outside of the four founding members: Samuel H. Pond, Jerry M. Lehocky, David F. Stern and Thomas J. Giordano, Jr.   Stephen R. Miller... Read More

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