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Back Injuries at Work

Back injuries can occur at work due to a variety of factors, including repetitive motions, heavy lifting, slips and falls, and sudden impacts. These injuries can range from minor strains and sprains to more severe conditions such as herniated discs or spinal cord injuries. Under Pennsylvania workers' compensation, an employee who suffers a back injury [...]

2023-09-08T09:45:46-04:00January 24th, 2023|Personal Injury|

How to appeal a denied worker’s compensation claim?

Introduction It may seem obvious to you that you were injured while carrying out your duties at your workplace, but that doesn’t mean that your employer will promptly compensate you for the injury. This form of compensation is often referred to as workers’ compensation, and claiming it might not be as straightforward as it sounds. [...]

2023-09-08T09:48:32-04:00October 18th, 2022|Workers' Compensation|

Why shouldn’t I work through a workplace injury?

Introduction Workplace injuries are more common than you think. Statistics show that there were about  4,764 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2020. Accidents and workplace injuries can happen even if a person spends most days sitting in an office. Employees have certain rights, and there is an entire legal process involved when [...]

2023-09-08T09:45:27-04:00October 18th, 2022|Workers' Compensation|

How Long Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation?

Introduction There are different time periods for how long you can receive partial or total disability benefits as well as for how long you can receive medical coverage for your injuries.  It is important to understand this when you suffer a work injury, especially if it involves chronic long standing injuries and/or disability. Suppose a [...]

2023-05-16T13:26:18-04:00May 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 [...]

2023-02-20T07:00:47-05:00March 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|
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