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Participating in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program as a Health Care Provider

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The steps to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program as a health care provider are more simple and straightforward than in some other states.  Hundreds of physicians across the state have qualified so far in the early stages of the program.  However, there are still some qualifications and hoops that are necessary to go… Read More »

Medical Marijuana and Social Security Disability

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If Social Security finds that you are disabled and have medical evidence of your drug addiction or alcoholism, they will then determine whether your drug addiction or alcoholism is a contributing factor material to the determination of disability.  If so, they may find you ineligible for benefits.  This has ramifications for those using marijuana… Read More »

My Workers’ Compensation checks are late; Is there anything I can do?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Our office often receives this question.  Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, your Employer or Workers’ Compensation Carrier is required to either accept or deny Your Work Injury claim within 21 days of Notice of the injury and begin issuing benefits. If your claim is accepted within this 21 day period, your first Workers’… Read More »

Is an Employer’s Medical Evidence Sufficient to Terminate Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article we discussed the importance of having unequivocal expert testimony supporting your claim for Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation.  In a recent Commonwealth Court case, the Court addressed the burden an Employer has in terminating benefits that had previously been granted and the requirements for their medical evidence. In the case of Vasser… Read More »

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Ira H. Weinstock |

  Most Americans know Dr. King as one of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, however, Dr. King was equally as passionate in his devotion to the Labor Movement – for without economic opportunity, civil rights could not flourish.  His commitment to the American worker followed him until the… Read More »

2018 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates Released

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Every year, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry determines the maximum workers’ compensation rate for injured workers.  For injured workers who suffer a work injury between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, the maximum amount of workers compensation an injured worker can receive is $1,025.00. This represents an increase from the 2017… Read More »

To All of Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Ira Weinstock, P.C.

By Ira H. Weinstock |

    To All of Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Ira Weinstock, P.C.  

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Major Potential Change in Prescription/Medication Allowance in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Ira H. Weinstock |

A new bill sponsored by the Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, Don White, R-Indiana, (SB 936) would have a significant impact on the way medication is prescribed to injured workers under the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system.  Under this bill, only medications on an approved list could be approved and prescribed by your healthcare… Read More »

“Paycheck Protection” Act Defeated in Pennsylvania Legislature

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In previous article we discussed the so called “Pay Check Protection” Act and what it would mean to Pennsylvania Unions and Union Members. On December 12, 2017 Senate Bill 166 was defeated by a vote of 102-90.  The bill would have prohibited state, county and local governments from deducting voluntary contributions from members’ paycheck to… Read More »

Thank You Veterans!

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Happy Veterans Day! To all of our friends and clients who have served, and to all of the families who lost loved ones in service, thank you for your sacrifices and service! Your Friends at Ira Weinstock, P.C.

Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. is located in Harrisburg, PA and serves clients in and around Southeast Pennsylvania. Contact our experienced Harrisburg attorneys today, we can travel if necessary.

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