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Workers’ Rights and Medical Marijuana

Since legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is 2016, there has been an increase in users. There are more than half a million registered patients and caregivers, according to the PA Department of Health. Medical marijuana is permitted in 33 states, 11 of those states and Washington DC permit recreational use as well. However, under federal [...]

2021-04-21T17:02:48-04:00April 21st, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

Returning to Work After an Injury – Am I Ready?

When you are injured at work and seeking workers’ compensation, sometimes it can feel like a losing battle. There are so many rules and laws that it’s hard to keep them straight. It’s hard enough to deal with the many doctor appointments and the pain of the injury. And, what if your employer wants you [...]

2021-04-14T17:55:55-04:00April 14th, 2021|Legal News|

Are Volunteers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

In Pennsylvania, volunteers generally are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This is because of the way the state defines an employee. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (PWCA) states that “all natural persons who perform services for another for a valuable consideration…” is an employee. That means most volunteers are not eligible for workers’ compensation [...]

Covid Furloughs and Workers’ Comp Rights

The number of furloughs is at historic levels because of Covid-19. Whether you are at work or not because of a temporary layoff, you are still eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Know Your Rights: If you were receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an injury that took place before the furlough, you are entitled to [...]

2021-03-15T15:16:16-04:00March 15th, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

You’re Under Surveillance

Private Investigators May be Watching The Daily Activities of Workers' Comp Claimants. This winter has been a snowy one for Pennsylvania and with snow comes shoveling. If you’ve been injured on the job and you’re collecting workers’ compensation, don’t take any chances trying to dig out. Not only because your injury could worsen, but also [...]

2021-03-02T14:38:16-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Workers' Compensation|

Don’t Throw Out Your Employee Verification Forms

It’s hard enough being injured on the job and now that you’ve filed a workers’ compensation claim, you’re probably inundated with paperwork. It’s important not to overlook Employee Verification forms. They’re not junk mail! There are three Employee Verifications forms: Employees Report of Wages (LIBC 750), Employees Report of Benefits (LIBC 756) and Employees Verification [...]

2021-02-19T09:02:29-05:00February 18th, 2021|Workers' Compensation|

Mental Health and Workers’ Compensation

In the workers’ compensation system, any type of work-related condition entitles an employee to receive benefits. This includes emotional or mental stress injuries brought on by a physical injury suffered on the job as well as job-related stress. In other words, if you suffer a physical injury and the injury causes you to fall into [...]

2021-02-05T18:11:40-05:00February 5th, 2021|Legal News, PTSD, Workers' Compensation|

2020 Holiday Pay and Bonuses: How They Affect Workers’ Compensation This Year

As a very difficult year comes to a close, injured workers may be facing the challenge of calculating holiday bonuses into their Average Weekly Wage (AWW). Given the difficult times of 2020, it is more critical than ever that you get paid what you are entitled to because even a minute variation could mean substantially [...]

2020-12-28T17:37:57-05:00December 28th, 2020|Legal News|

Keep a Diary When You Suffer a Personal or Work Injury

One of the best pieces of advice I give my clients is simple…keep a diary. Whether it’s a car accident or a work injury, a diary is an elementary, yet effective tool in managing or litigating a case. Perhaps you suffered a car accident or got hurt on the job. You may remember the details [...]

2020-11-30T17:54:15-05:00November 30th, 2020|Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|

Returning to Work But Still Injured? Protect Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

When workers are injured on the job, the goal is to heal and return to life as it was. Not only does work give a person self-worth and purpose, workers’ compensation doesn’t take the place of a full-time salary with benefits. While most workers can go back to life as it was, sometimes injuries are [...]

2020-10-08T08:47:45-04:00October 6th, 2020|Legal News|
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