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|

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|

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 [...]

What Do Beer and Compensation for Severed Pinkies Have in Common?

Okay, so beer and severed pinkies only have one thing in common: they're both discussed on Interrogatories with Josh Camson, a podcast which I recently participated in. Interrogatories with Josh Camson is run by lawyers, about the law, but it is for both lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Josh interviews legal professionals to discuss different areas [...]

2022-03-29T10:13:26-04:00July 15th, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

Workers’ Rights and Medical Marijuana

Since legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is 2016, there has been an increase in users. There are more than half a million registered patients and caregivers, according to the PA Department of Health. Medical marijuana is permitted in 33 states, 11 of those states and Washington DC permit recreational use as well. However, under federal [...]

2022-03-29T07:34:27-04:00April 21st, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

Returning to Work After an Injury – Am I Ready?

When you are injured at work and seeking workers’ compensation, sometimes it can feel like a losing battle. There are so many rules and laws that it’s hard to keep them straight. It’s hard enough to deal with the many doctor appointments and the pain of the injury. And, what if your employer wants you [...]

2022-03-29T12:32:14-04:00April 14th, 2021|Legal News|

Covid Furloughs and Workers’ Comp Rights

The number of furloughs is at historic levels because of Covid-19. Whether you are at work or not because of a temporary layoff, you are still eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Know Your Rights: If you were receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an injury that took place before the furlough, you are entitled to [...]

2022-03-29T10:24:51-04:00March 15th, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|
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