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 [...]

2019-10-23T10:43:38-05:00October 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 justice as [...]

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 [...]

2019-07-30T14:51:28-05:00July 30th, 2019|Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Gets Paid

Workers’ compensation cases can vary because circumstances vary. Overexertion, slip and falls, getting struck by an object, machinery accidents, workplace violence, transportation accidents — these happen every day in any work environment. If you work in an office away from heavy machinery, it doesn’t matter. You’re at risk, too. That’s why workers’ compensation laws were [...]

2019-07-09T18:26:06-05:00July 9th, 2019|Financial, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries|

Workers’ Compensation Benefits 101

All employees should understand their rights when it comes to workers’ compensation and injuries at work because accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, no matter what your occupation is. Here is a quick breakdown to the law in Pennsylvania. An Overview The state of Pennsylvania defines workers’ compensation as a state-mandated, no fault insurance [...]

2019-06-11T17:31:03-05:00June 11th, 2019|Workplace Injuries|

Independent Contractor vs. Employee Status

No matter whether you are employee or an employer, understand the distinction between an independent contractor and employee status. In order to be entitled to workers' compensation a person must be considered an “employee.”  Sometimes, employers attempt to avoid certain tax and insurance obligations by claiming that their workers are independent contractors and therefore not [...]

2019-04-25T08:45:01-05:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized, Workplace Injuries|

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

Here are some easy explanations to frequently asked questions about Workers' Compensation: Do I need a lawyer? A workers' compensation lawyer only gets paid if he or she gets you benefits through settlement or award from a judge or if he or she defeats a challenge by the insurance company to cut off or change [...]

2019-04-25T13:34:44-05:00December 15th, 2018|Workplace Injuries|

Five Workers’ Compensation Myths

Workers' Compensation often has some common misconceptions, especially in Pennsylvania. Here are the top five Workers' Compensation myths: I Don't Need a Lawyer to file a Workers' Compensation Claim. The insurance company has an attorney and they do this 24/7. This is probably your first Workers' Compensation case. How do you know what your rights [...]

2019-04-25T13:34:56-05:00October 15th, 2018|Workplace Injuries|