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How to Prepare for a Deposition: Key Tips You Need to Know

A deposition is an opportunity for your employer, through their attorney, to ask you questions and confirm your story.  It is also intended to get a full picture of your medical treatment so that they can obtain medical records from the relevant doctors.  Lastly, it is a chance for them to determine if you have [...]

2023-09-08T09:47:18-04:00September 8th, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Virtual Hearings in Workers’ Compensation

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a rapid shift towards remote work and virtual meetings. This shift has affected various industries and the legal system is no exception. In Pennsylvania, workers' compensation hearings have been moved to virtual platforms as a means of ensuring safety while continuing to provide access to justice. Virtual technology has [...]

2023-09-08T09:47:10-04:00June 2nd, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Specific Loss Benefits in Workers’ Compensation

Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, specific loss is a type of compensation that provides benefits for the permanent loss of a body part or function resulting from a work-related injury. This compensation is awarded regardless of whether the worker can return to work or not. In this essay, we will discuss the various aspects [...]

2023-09-08T09:46:57-04:00May 16th, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Independent Medical Examination (IME) Best Practices

An independent medical examination (IME) is a critical component of the workers' compensation claims process in Pennsylvania. IMEs are conducted by a physician chosen by the employer or the insurance company to evaluate the medical condition of an injured worker. The purpose of an IME is to determine the nature and extent of the worker's [...]

2023-09-08T09:46:49-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Repetitive Injury

Repetitive injuries, also known as cumulative trauma injuries, occur over time as a result of performing the same task or movement repeatedly. These types of injuries are common in jobs that involve repetitive motions, such as typing on a computer or assembly line work. Under Pennsylvania workers' compensation law, employees who suffer from repetitive injuries [...]

2023-09-08T09:46:40-04:00April 17th, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Common Misconceptions Regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a system that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In Pennsylvania, this system is designed to provide financial and medical support to injured workers while they are unable to work. Despite its importance, there are many misconceptions surrounding workers compensation in Pennsylvania [...]

2023-09-08T09:46:31-04:00April 2nd, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Can I Choose My Own Doctor When I Am Hurt at Work?

The choice of physician under Pennsylvania workers compensation law is an important aspect of the workers compensation system. In Pennsylvania, injured workers have the right to choose their own physician to treat their work-related injuries. This means that the worker can select a physician of their own choice, rather than being forced to see a [...]

2023-09-08T09:46:21-04:00March 22nd, 2023|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

The Importance of Notifying Your Employer When You are Hurt at Work

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation law requires that an employee give notice of a work-related injury or illness to their employer as soon as possible, but no later than 120 days after the date of the injury or illness. This notice requirement is essential to the workers' compensation process and can have a significant impact on an [...]

2023-09-08T09:46:13-04:00March 13th, 2023|Personal Injury|

Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Workplace

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a serious health concern that can occur in the workplace and shouldn't be ignored. TBIs happen when an external force causes damage to the brain, resulting in physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. These injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including falls, vehicle accidents, and blunt force trauma. [...]

2023-09-08T09:46:06-04:00February 20th, 2023|Personal Injury|

Knee Injuries at Work

Knee injuries are a common occurrence in the workplace, particularly in industries that involve heavy lifting, repetitive motions, slips, trips, and falls. Knee injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more serious conditions such as torn ligaments and cartilage, and even fractures. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, workers who suffer knee injuries on [...]

2023-09-08T09:45:55-04:00February 5th, 2023|Personal Injury|
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