How Much Does a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Charge?

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you might be considering hiring a lawyer. An experienced lawyer can help you develop a strategy by gathering medical evidence, negotiating a favorable settlement or representing you at a workers’ comp hearing. But here’s the most important factor to understand: workers’ comp lawyers charge only if certain contingent [...]

2021-06-07T15:09:33-04:00June 1st, 2021|Financial, Workers' Compensation|

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 [...]

2021-04-21T17:02:48-04:00April 21st, 2021|Legal News, 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 [...]

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 [...]

2021-03-15T15:16:16-04:00March 15th, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

You’re Under Surveillance

Private Investigators May be Watching The Daily Activities of Workers' Comp Claimants. This winter has been a snowy one for Pennsylvania and with snow comes shoveling. If you’ve been injured on the job and you’re collecting workers’ compensation, don’t take any chances trying to dig out. Not only because your injury could worsen, but also [...]

2021-03-02T14:38:16-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Workers' Compensation|

Don’t Throw Out Your Employee Verification Forms

It’s hard enough being injured on the job and now that you’ve filed a workers’ compensation claim, you’re probably inundated with paperwork. It’s important not to overlook Employee Verification forms. They’re not junk mail! There are three Employee Verifications forms: Employees Report of Wages (LIBC 750), Employees Report of Benefits (LIBC 756) and Employees Verification [...]

2021-02-19T09:02:29-05:00February 18th, 2021|Workers' Compensation|

Mental Health and Workers’ Compensation

In the workers’ compensation system, any type of work-related condition entitles an employee to receive benefits. This includes emotional or mental stress injuries brought on by a physical injury suffered on the job as well as job-related stress. In other words, if you suffer a physical injury and the injury causes you to fall into [...]

2021-02-05T18:11:40-05:00February 5th, 2021|Legal News, PTSD, 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|

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|
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