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

  • Pond Lehocky Associate Shares Expertise in The Legal Intelligencer

    In her latest article for The Legal Intelligencer entitled “Impact of Compromise and Release Agreements in Wake of 'Zuber',” Attorney Erica Shikunov discusses an employee’s right to bring other claims against an employer after settling their workers’ compensation case.   Erica’s article highlights the case of Zuber v. Boscov’s, where Claimant Craig Zuber suffered a work related injury... Read More

  • Pond Lehocky Welcomes 40th Attorney to the Firm, Associate Raphael Castro

    Pond Lehocky welcomes Raphael F. Castro as our newest workers’ compensation attorney.   Mr. Castro has a passion for finding justice for Philadelphians; he has worked in the city since his graduation from nearby Widener Law School, where he graduated with pro bono distinction in 2014.   “I grew up in Philly, so I always wanted to be... Read More

  • Pond Lehocky Sponsors 43rd Annual Firefighters’ Memorial 5K

    Pond Lehocky was a proud sponsor of the 43rd Annual Firefighters’ Memorial 5K in honor of Philadelphia Firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The very first Memorial Run was organized in 1975 to honor  eight firefighters who lost their lives battling the Gulf Oil Refinery fire in South Philadelphia.   Today, the traditional run... Read More

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