Returning to Work But Still Injured? Protect Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

When workers are injured on the job, the goal is to heal and return to life as it was. Not only does work give a person self-worth and purpose, workers’ compensation doesn’t take the place of a full-time salary with benefits. While most workers can go back to life as it was, sometimes injuries are [...]

2020-10-08T08:47:45-04:00October 6th, 2020|Legal News|

Be Wary of the Independent Medical Examination

If you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, the insurance company can hire a doctor who will examine you and give an opinion on your injuries. This is a red flag telling you to hire a lawyer if you have not already done so. They are entitled to an exam up to twice per year known [...]

2020-09-11T16:15:51-04:00September 11th, 2020|Legal News|

LeTip Member Spotlight of the Month

I am honored to have been selected as the Member Spotlight for LeTip International, the original business leads networking group for which I've been a member of the Blue Bell chapter since 2006. LeTip's structure sets the standard in the word-of-mouth industry and is one of the best resources in the area. With LeTip I [...]

2020-09-11T14:41:29-04:00August 5th, 2020|Legal News|

Top 5 Factors Affecting a Workers’ Comp Settlement

Workers’ compensation is one of those benefits that’s never top of mind until you need it. It may seem fairly straight forward. You get injured on the job so you get paid. But what if you can never return to your job? What if your position is filled? What if the employer shuts down? What [...]

2020-07-20T16:33:29-04:00July 20th, 2020|Financial, Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

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 [...]

2020-05-26T16:25:23-04:00May 26th, 2020|Legal News, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|

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|Legal News|

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 [...]

2020-07-20T15:08:20-04:00April 1st, 2020|Legal News|

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|Legal News|

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|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

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|Legal News, Workplace Injuries|
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