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 [...]

Workers’ Compensation Demystified on the Healthbridge Highlight Hour

Tune into WWDB-AM Talk 860’s Healthbridge Highlight Hour this Wednesday from noon to 1pm when I’ll be giving helpful tips and information regarding workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Healthbridge Highlight Hour is a podcast focused on chiropractic patient care available in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas. The goal of each hour is to [...]

2021-07-27T12:27:22-04:00July 27th, 2021|Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|

Are Volunteers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

In Pennsylvania, volunteers generally are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This is because of the way the state defines an employee. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (PWCA) states that “all natural persons who perform services for another for a valuable consideration…” is an employee. That means most volunteers are not eligible for workers’ compensation [...]

Keep a Diary When You Suffer a Personal or Work Injury

One of the best pieces of advice I give my clients is simple…keep a diary. Whether it’s a car accident or a work injury, a diary is an elementary, yet effective tool in managing or litigating a case. Perhaps you suffered a car accident or got hurt on the job. You may remember the details [...]

2020-11-30T17:54:15-05:00November 30th, 2020|Personal Injury, 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|

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 [...]

How to Value a Personal Injury Claim

Valuing a claim for personal injuries is not an exact science. I rely upon my years of experience as well as my vast network of resources to arrive at what I believe to be a reasonable value. I explain this in detail to my client. Ultimately my client has the authority and I will wholeheartedly [...]

2020-08-06T11:01:59-04:00August 15th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Law Offices of James V. Monaghan

Since 1991, I have been a trusted and professionally-recognized attorney offering an array of legal services in areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury and consumer bankruptcy. For more than 27 years, my practice has helped clients in the Philadelphia area (Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware counties) as well as throughout the Commonwealth, obtain justice as [...]

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