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Returning to Work After Disability

Returning to work after being on disability is stressful. What can you expect upon return? Can you still maintain the same position or does the injury mean you are returning to a new position? Do you still maintain the skills you need? If you are ready to return to work, here are a few steps [...]

Working From Home During COVID-19

With the country under a mass stay at home order, many companies are realizing that their employees can affectively perform their job tasks from home. As the work force makes this shift, employees should understand that injuries sustained at home could be compensable under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Pertinent Facts for Off-Premises Injuries The [...]

2020-05-26T16:08:00-04:00April 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Employee vs. Independent Contractor…Understanding PA Workers’ Compensation Rights

First and foremost, I want to state that I hope anyone reading this is healthy and safe during this unprecedented pandemic. Many of my colleagues are currently writing about workers’ compensation in regard to the coronavirus. The workers’ compensation act does cover occupational diseases and the bureau has specifically recognized COVID-19 as a recognized cause [...]

2020-04-01T09:37:37-04:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Workers’ Compensation

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that affects a person’s psychiatric health triggered by a terrifying event that someone witnessed or experienced. You can develop PTSD when you go through, see or learn about an event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation. If you are working (or acting in [...]

2020-02-20T11:08:02-05:00February 20th, 2020|PTSD, Workers' Compensation|

Jim Monaghan Recognized as “Super Lawyer” by Peers

For the sixth consecutive year, Jim Monaghan has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the state of Pennsylvania. Super Lawyers is a rating services of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and [...]

2020-01-22T07:30:31-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

How To Calculate Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Two weeks it was announced that a real estate developer will pay $10 million in bonuses to its 198 workers, the average per employee will get a $50,000 bonus! Not everyone is that lucky, especially injured workers. No matter what the size of the bonus, these earnings must be considered when calculating the average weekly [...]

2019-12-23T09:47:07-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

How the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Process Works

Work injuries devastate a person and his or her family. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides some relief, but what happens if payments disappear? If your claim is denied, you have the right to file a petition with the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. The complicated process requires the assistance of an attorney, but here are [...]

2019-11-25T12:26:12-05:00November 25th, 2019|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|

Workers’ Compensation Litigation: Step By Step

If your claim has been denied or if you have an accepted claim and either side feels as though benefits should be increased, decreased or cut off, the mechanism for resolving those issues is workers' compensation litigation. Although each petition varies slightly and each judge follows his or her own procedural rules, certain basic parameters remain [...]

2019-10-23T10:43:38-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

Four Steps to Take After Being Injured at Work

No matter whether you work in corporate finance or on a construction site, everyone is at risk of getting injured at work, so it is important to know what to do if this happens. Here is a quick guide to follow: Notify your employer As soon as you’re injured or discover a work-related illness, you [...]

Carpal Tunnel and the Burden of Proof

Fingers and wrists tingle as they flex from a condition caused by compression of the median nerve that travels through a very narrow tunnel in a human wrist. Even a small amount of swelling will cause pain. This pain in the wrist is known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The most common cause is repetitive [...]

2019-07-30T14:51:28-04:00July 30th, 2019|Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|