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 [...]

2023-03-13T13:22:19-04:00March 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. [...]

2023-02-23T12:09:16-05:00February 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 [...]

2023-02-09T12:01:47-05:00February 5th, 2023|Personal Injury|

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 [...]

2023-01-24T06:53:47-05:00January 24th, 2023|Personal Injury|

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|

Repetitive Stress Injuries Require Professional Representation

Learn what repetitive stress trauma is in a workers’ compensation case. Insurance companies often deny these cases, but Jim Monaghan, a certified workers’ compensation attorney in Montgomery County, PA, has extensive experience winning these cases. Repetitive stress trauma often occurs in the workplace because of doing the same job over an over. Insurance [...]

2022-03-15T11:51:25-04:00October 9th, 2021|Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|

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|
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