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How Long Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation?

When you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation system protects employees and employers. Employees receive medical treatment and are compensated for lost wages associated with work-related injuries and disease, and employers provide for the cost of coverage while being protected from direct costly lawsuits by [...]

2022-05-25T16:44:54-04:00May 25th, 2022|Workers' Compensation|

Full and Limited Tort Insurance Explained

When purchasing auto insurance in Pennsylvania, there are many important factors to consider. One of the most important is whether to choose full or limited tort. Your tort selection controls whether you can recover damages from the other parties at fault in an auto accident. In Pennsylvania, a no-fault insurance state where all drivers must [...]

2022-04-21T14:15:44-04:00April 21st, 2022|Insurance, Legal News, Personal Injury|

Are Concussions Covered Under PA Workers’ Compensation Act?

A concussion can happen anywhere, even at the safest workplace. Of course, they are more common in workplaces which require physical work like construction sites and warehouses, but they can occur in settings as safe as a business office. Regardless of where they occur they cause devastating brain damage. That’s why everyone should know that [...]

2022-03-28T18:25:34-04:00March 28th, 2022|Workers' Compensation|

Covid-19 Tests the Parameters of the Exclusive Remedy Provision

These days, employees with Covid-19 are trying in vain to prove “willful or wanton disregard for employee safety,” but even that can be insufficient to overcome the exclusivity provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Workers’ compensation is the “exclusive remedy” for job-related injuries because, in most cases, it gives employers immunity from civil lawsuits [...]

2022-03-29T09:45:16-04:00February 7th, 2022|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

Do You Have a Solid Workers’ Compensation Case?

You’ve been injured on the job, but how do you know your case is worth your time and energy? Will your claim be successful or are you better off paying your medical bills yourself? This shouldn’t be a tough question, but it’s one that many injured workers ask themselves because they don’t understand their rights. [...]

2022-03-29T12:55:19-04:00January 31st, 2022|Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

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 [...]

2022-03-29T12:43:51-04:00January 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 [...]

2022-03-29T11:59:12-04:00November 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 [...]

2022-03-29T09:53:04-04:00September 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|
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