Workers’ Comp: Can You Appeal a Denied Claim?

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Work-related injuries often cause more trauma than the mere injuries themselves. Fear of lost work time and wages, mounting medical bills, and the worry of supporting a family can add stress to an already difficult situation. Fortunately, Lancaster County workers who suffer injuries on the job typically qualify for compensation under The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. The state law requires…

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Family and Medical Leave Act: Know Your Rights

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney From childbirth to unexpected illness, life can throw curve balls that make it difficult to continue working, sometimes for an extended period. The fear of losing a job often adds more stress to an already overwhelming situation. Thankfully, the Family and Medical Leave Act exists to help in these times of need. Established in 1993, this federal labor law…

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Illegal in PA: Dishonest Contractors, Home Sellers, and Real Estate Agents

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Owning a home should be a happy experience. But sometimes careless or even dishonest contractors or real estate agents can cheat you out of money and peace of mind. You don't have to put up with it. In Pennsylvania, homeowners are protected from contractor and real estate fraud under The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) and the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. These…

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The Importance of a Will for Young Parents in Pennsylvania

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney When we're young, we think of death as something in our far distant future. But the reality is that death can happen at any time, and it presents a specific set of challenges for young parents. Like all states, Pennsylvania has its own set of laws outlining how an estate will pass to heirs when a person dies without…

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How to Reduce Stress in Child Custody Proceedings

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Divorce rates may be dropping in the United States, but the numbers are still sobering. Statistics show that more than 20 percent of first marriages end in divorce after five years, and over 50 percent end in divorce after 20 years. Child custody will likely be an issue in many of those divorces. Dissolving a marriage, whether you've…

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6 Tips for a Less Stressful Divorce in Lancaster

By Robert M Going, Attorney Divorce is naturally stressful, even under the best of circumstances. When you add in issues of child custody and visitation, division of assets, and debt, it becomes even more stressful. If you're a Lancaster County resident filing for divorce, there are steps you can take to make the process less traumatic for you and your family. Don't Focus Your Divorce…

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