What is Considered a Work-Related Injury?

Work-related injuries are specifically defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here, the workers’ compensation attorney Jeffrey Scholnick discusses what qualifies as a work-related injury. Work-Related Injuries as Per OSHA Standards OSHA has set standards that qualify an injury as a work-related injury. OSHA standards state that employees are eligible for workers’ compensation…

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An Overview of Social Security Compassionate Allowances

In an effort to decrease wait times for specific Social Security disability benefit applicants, the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented the Compassionate Allowance Initiative. Here, Social Security disability attorney Jeffrey Scholnick explains the Compassionate Allowance Initiative and how it affects certain Social Security disability applicants. The History of Social Security Compassionate Allowances Prior to 2008,…

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What to Do if You are the Victim of a Hit-and-Run

Being the victim of a hit-and-run accident is stressful and troubling in ways that often exceed that of a typical collision, and it may be uncertain at first how such an incident should be handled. Here, the auto accident attorney Jeffrey Scholnick discusses what drivers should do if they are the victim of a hit-and-run.…

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Are you being sued over your student loans?

If you are like many Marylanders, you had to take out private Student Loans to pay for your college.  Like many other Marylanders, a family member such as your parents or grandparents co-signed your private Student Loans. Now they are on a fixed income and you are afraid that they will be impacted by a…

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How Alcohol Affects Driving Ability

In 2016, the most recent year where data was available, a person was killed every 50 minutes in a drunk-driving crash in the United States. Alcohol has a profound negative effect on a person’s ability to drive. Here, traffic accident and DUI attorney, Jeffrey Scholnick, provides information about alcohol’s effect on the body and brain,…

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What to Consider Before Asking for Student Loan Forbearance

It is not difficult to request a student loan forbearance, and as such it is one of the first options graduates choose when they are unable to pay their loans. However, it is important to carefully analyze your financial situation, and determine how forbearance will impact you in the future. Here, the student loan specialists…

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How a Car Accident Diary Will Help Your Case

After a car accident, it is vital to collect as much evidence as possible to bolster your claim, and a car accident diary can be one of the most vital pieces of evidence you have. Here, auto accident attorney Jeffrey Scholnick, explains what a car accident diary is, how to create one and how it…

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Should I Contest My Ticket in Court?

Traffic citations are relatively minor offenses, but still come with monetary penalties and other consequences. At times, it can be valuable to challenge your citation in court, especially with the assistance of an experienced attorney. Here, the legal professionals at Scholnick Law detail the considerations one should make when determining whether to contest a ticket…

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Halloween Safety: What is Assault?

Halloween fun does not need to stop when you grow up. But, many adults associate the holiday with excessive drinking, partying and mischief. At times, these activities are taken too far, leading to larger crimes such as assault. Here, the criminal defense attorney, Jeffrey Scholnick breaks discusses the distinct types assault, as well as the…

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Why Was I Denied for Social Security Disability Benefits?

While the Social Security disability determination process may seem arbitrary, there are actual several common factors that can cause an applicant to be rejected. Here, Jeffrey Scholnick explains these factors and how they can negatively impact your chances for receiving disability benefits. Your Type and Length of Disability Did Not Meet SSA Requirements (According to…

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