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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|

How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Gets Paid

Workers’ compensation cases can vary because circumstances vary. Overexertion, slip and falls, getting struck by an object, machinery accidents, workplace violence, transportation accidents — these happen every day in any work environment. If you work in an office away from heavy machinery, it doesn’t matter. You’re at risk, too. That’s why workers’ compensation laws were [...]

2019-07-09T18:26:06-04:00July 9th, 2019|Financial, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

Workers’ Compensation Benefits 101

All employees should understand their rights when it comes to workers’ compensation and injuries at work because accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, no matter what your occupation is. Here is a quick breakdown to the law in Pennsylvania. An Overview The state of Pennsylvania defines workers’ compensation as a state-mandated, no fault insurance [...]

2019-06-11T17:31:03-04:00June 11th, 2019|Workplace Injuries|

Independent Contractor vs. Employee Status

No matter whether you are employee or an employer, understand the distinction between an independent contractor and employee status. In order to be entitled to workers' compensation a person must be considered an “employee.”  Sometimes, employers attempt to avoid certain tax and insurance obligations by claiming that their workers are independent contractors and therefore not [...]

2019-04-25T08:45:01-04:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized, Workplace Injuries|

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

Here are some easy explanations to frequently asked questions about Workers' Compensation: Do I need a lawyer? A workers' compensation lawyer only gets paid if he or she gets you benefits through settlement or award from a judge or if he or she defeats a challenge by the insurance company to cut off or change [...]

2019-04-25T13:34:44-04:00December 15th, 2018|Workplace Injuries|

Getting a Workers’ Compensation Settlement in Your Favor

In the fall of 2017, our firm represented a 64-year-old client who suffered a fractured femur while in the course and scope of his employment in the spring of 2017. The injury required immediate surgery involving the fixation of screws to secure the broken bone. When our client first came to us, he was receiving [...]

2019-04-25T13:28:18-04:00November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Five Workers’ Compensation Myths

Workers' Compensation often has some common misconceptions, especially in Pennsylvania. Here are the top five Workers' Compensation myths: I Don't Need a Lawyer to file a Workers' Compensation Claim. The insurance company has an attorney and they do this 24/7. This is probably your first Workers' Compensation case. How do you know what your rights [...]

2019-04-25T13:34:56-04:00October 15th, 2018|Workplace Injuries|