Author Archives: Christa Frank High

Local Social Security Administration Offices Slowly Returning to In-Person Services

Great News For Social Security Disability Claimants & Others: Social Security to Resume In-Person Service, Even Without an Appointment, on April 7, 2022


Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, announced today the the SSA will resume in-person services at local Social Security Offices on Friday, April 7, 2022. The following is Commissioner Kijakazi’s verbatin statement:

“I am pleased to announce that local Social Security offices will restore in-person services, including for people without an appointment, on April 7, 2022.Read the rest

Punitive damages – you may be entitled to them!

When you are hurt and seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit, you are entitled to receive compensatory damages. The main purpose of these damages is to return you/the injured party to the position you were in before the injury. These damages include wage losses, loss of future income, medical expenses, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

Another kind of damages that can be awarded is called punitive damages, which is a financial penalty intended to punish a defendant, not to compensate the victim.… Read the rest

Make Sure Your Insurance Company Honors Your Policy Terms

Insurance companies make mistakes, and so do insurance agents. But the problem is that if they make a mistake, or if they provide you with insurance that is not what you wanted, you may discover that they will turn down your claims.

That is why you have to make sure that your insurance company provides the coverage that you purchased—whether the policy is for your automobile, your home or your property.… Read the rest

A smoke and a sandwich—you still can get workers’ comp in Pennsylvania!

Courts have long-recognized the “personal comfort doctrine,” which means that if you are injured while on a personal comfort break—such as a smoke or bathroom break—even if you aren’t on your employer’s physical premises, you still may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. A recent Pennsylvania appeals court decision confirms that if you are at work and take a smoke break plus pick up a sandwich at the corner deli, you are still covered.… Read the rest