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|

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 [...]

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|

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 [...]

2019-07-09T18:26:06-04:00July 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 [...]

2019-06-11T17:31:03-04:00June 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 [...]

2019-04-25T08:45:01-04:00April 25th, 2019|Legal News, 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 [...]

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