Specific Loss Benefits in Workers’ Compensation

Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, specific loss is a type of compensation that provides benefits for the permanent loss of a body part or function resulting from a work-related injury. This compensation is awarded regardless of whether the worker can return to work or not. In this essay, we will discuss the various aspects [...]

2023-05-16T13:22:46-04:00May 16th, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Independent Medical Examination (IME) Best Practices

An independent medical examination (IME) is a critical component of the workers' compensation claims process in Pennsylvania. IMEs are conducted by a physician chosen by the employer or the insurance company to evaluate the medical condition of an injured worker. The purpose of an IME is to determine the nature and extent of the worker's [...]

2023-05-02T08:57:56-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Repetitive Injury

Repetitive injuries, also known as cumulative trauma injuries, occur over time as a result of performing the same task or movement repeatedly. These types of injuries are common in jobs that involve repetitive motions, such as typing on a computer or assembly line work. Under Pennsylvania workers' compensation law, employees who suffer from repetitive injuries [...]

2023-04-17T06:42:23-04:00April 17th, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Common Misconceptions Regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a system that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In Pennsylvania, this system is designed to provide financial and medical support to injured workers while they are unable to work. Despite its importance, there are many misconceptions surrounding workers compensation in Pennsylvania [...]

2023-04-02T13:05:29-04:00April 2nd, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

Can I Choose My Own Doctor When I Am Hurt at Work?

The choice of physician under Pennsylvania workers compensation law is an important aspect of the workers compensation system. In Pennsylvania, injured workers have the right to choose their own physician to treat their work-related injuries. This means that the worker can select a physician of their own choice, rather than being forced to see a [...]

2023-03-30T10:52:27-04:00March 22nd, 2023|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

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. [...]

2022-10-20T01:21:36-04:00October 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 [...]

2023-03-30T10:54:40-04:00October 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|

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|
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