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 [...]
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 [...]
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that affects a person’s psychiatric health triggered by a terrifying event that someone witnessed or experienced. You can develop PTSD when you go through, see or learn about an event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation. If you are working (or acting in [...]
Two weeks it was announced that a real estate developer will pay $10 million in bonuses to its 198 workers, the average per employee will get a $50,000 bonus! Not everyone is that lucky, especially injured workers. No matter what the size of the bonus, these earnings must be considered when calculating the average weekly [...]
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 [...]
If your claim has been denied or if you have an accepted claim and either side feels as though benefits should be increased, decreased or cut off, the mechanism for resolving those issues is workers' compensation litigation. Although each petition varies slightly and each judge follows his or her own procedural rules, certain basic parameters remain [...]
A great example of why it is critical to have a certified workers compensation specialist review your average weekly wage and benefit rate.
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 [...]
There is no reason that you should suffer in silence when I am on your side, helping to deliver the results you deserve. For more than 27 years I have helped clients in the Montgomery County area overcome procedural obstacles and succeed with their Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim. In a difficult time, an experienced lawyer [...]
Janine Kirby sustained a traumatic brain injury at work five years ago and she continues to have serious affects on her ability to work. It is heartbreaking to see a client go through that complete change in their life. It is my passion to see they get what they deserve.