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|

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Workers’ Compensation

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 [...]

2020-07-20T15:06:39-04:00February 20th, 2020|PTSD, Workers' Compensation|

How To Calculate Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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 [...]

2019-12-23T09:47:07-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

How the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Process Works

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 [...]

2019-11-25T12:26:12-05:00November 25th, 2019|Legal News, Workers' Compensation|

Workers’ Compensation Litigation: Step By Step

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 [...]

2019-10-23T10:43:38-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

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 [...]

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