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Supreme Court Clarifies The Traveling Employee Rule

With more and more employees switching to a mobile working environment, it is important to understand your rights when it comes to “the traveling employee” rule of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Recently, in a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the first time clarified the standards that apply under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation [...]

2022-01-12T18:25:23-05:00January 12th, 2022|Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

Injured and Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance? Here’s What You Need to Know.

If you get injured on the job and your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, you can still recover benefits under the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (UEGF). Established in 2006 by the Pennsylvania legislature, the UEGF is an employee’s safety net protecting them from the high costs of medical care, loss of wages and a [...]

2021-11-30T13:22:42-05:00November 29th, 2021|Insurance, Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

Child Support Significantly Affects Workers’ Compensation. Here’s What you need to know.

Perhaps you have just settled a workers’ compensation case and your payment includes a lump sum settlement. Don’t be surprised if the amount you thought you would receive is less than expected if you had back-owed child support or any non-paid child support. Workers’ compensation settlements are generally exempt from creditor claims; however, child support [...]

2021-09-29T07:05:40-04:00September 28th, 2021|Financial, Workers' Compensation|

If You Feel Something, Say Something

Sometimes it's obvious when you get injured at work...for example, you are carted out on a stretcher. Yikes! But sometimes it's not obvious or the pain from the accident occurs a few days later. If you've been injured on the job, it's very important to follow these steps to protect yourself and your wages: LET [...]

Workers’ Compensation Demystified on the Healthbridge Highlight Hour

Tune into WWDB-AM Talk 860’s Healthbridge Highlight Hour this Wednesday from noon to 1pm when I’ll be giving helpful tips and information regarding workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Healthbridge Highlight Hour is a podcast focused on chiropractic patient care available in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas. The goal of each hour is to [...]

2021-07-27T12:27:22-04:00July 27th, 2021|Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|

What Do Beer and Compensation for Severed Pinkies Have in Common?

Okay, so beer and severed pinkies only have one thing in common: they're both discussed on Interrogatories with Josh Camson, a podcast which I recently participated in. Interrogatories with Josh Camson is run by lawyers, about the law, but it is for both lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Josh interviews legal professionals to discuss different areas [...]

2021-08-16T14:25:14-04:00July 15th, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

How Much Does a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Charge?

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you might be considering hiring a lawyer. An experienced lawyer can help you develop a strategy by gathering medical evidence, negotiating a favorable settlement or representing you at a workers’ comp hearing. But here’s the most important factor to understand: workers’ comp lawyers charge only if certain contingent [...]

2021-08-16T14:25:56-04:00June 1st, 2021|Financial, Workers' Compensation|

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 [...]

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