Supreme Court Clarifies The Traveling Employee Rule

With more and more employees switching to a mobile working environment, it is important to understand your rights when it comes to “the traveling employee” rule of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Recently, in a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the first time clarified the standards that apply under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation [...]

2022-01-12T18:25:23-05:00January 12th, 2022|Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

Injured and Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance? Here’s What You Need to Know.

If you get injured on the job and your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, you can still recover benefits under the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (UEGF). Established in 2006 by the Pennsylvania legislature, the UEGF is an employee’s safety net protecting them from the high costs of medical care, loss of wages and a [...]

2021-11-30T13:22:42-05:00November 29th, 2021|Insurance, Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

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 [...]

What Do Beer and Compensation for Severed Pinkies Have in Common?

Okay, so beer and severed pinkies only have one thing in common: they're both discussed on Interrogatories with Josh Camson, a podcast which I recently participated in. Interrogatories with Josh Camson is run by lawyers, about the law, but it is for both lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Josh interviews legal professionals to discuss different areas [...]

2021-08-16T14:25:14-04:00July 15th, 2021|Legal News, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

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 [...]

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|

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 [...]

Law Offices of James V. Monaghan

Since 1991, I have been a trusted and professionally-recognized attorney offering an array of legal services in areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury and consumer bankruptcy. For more than 27 years, my practice has helped clients in the Philadelphia area (Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware counties) as well as throughout the Commonwealth, obtain [...]

Carpal Tunnel and the Burden of Proof

Fingers and wrists tingle as they flex from a condition caused by compression of the median nerve that travels through a very narrow tunnel in a human wrist. Even a small amount of swelling will cause pain. This pain in the wrist is known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The most common cause is repetitive [...]

2019-07-30T14:51:28-04:00July 30th, 2019|Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|
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