Should I Retain a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 26, 2017 | Workers Compensation

  Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws are complex, which can make it difficult for an injured employee to file a claim on his or her own. For example, failing to notify an employer of an injury within a certain time frame can result in a claim being permanently barred. Having the advice of a lawyer can help injured employees avoid these types of mistakes, so if you were recently hurt on the job, you should speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can walk you through the filing process and ensure that your rights are protected.   Scaffolding Accidents  … Read More ››

The Ever-changing World of Worker’s Compensation

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 24, 2017 | Work InjuriesWorkers Compensation,

Workers’ Compensation is a hot topic on lawmaker’s minds recently. It seems like every week news of changes, proposals, and failures coming from government institutions at state and national levels.                                           Just a few weeks ago, we informed you all about House Bill 18.   That bill would have drastically changed the climate of receiving treatment for work injuries. On the surface, the proposal seemed to be about controlling opioids that are prescribed to the victims of workplace accidents. However, buried deep inside the lengthy proposal there was a hidden agenda that would have taken away the rights of injured… Read More ››

Great Gold vs. Great White: Possible Workers’ Compensation Case?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 21, 2017 | Workers Compensation

  We’re diving into the open waters of workers’ compensation and taking a bite out of benefits.   *Que the Jaws Theme Song* Discovery Channel’s annual week-long Shark Week begins this Sunday, July 23rd. To kick off the most anticipated week of the year, record-breaking Olympian, Michael Phelps, will be competing against a Great White shark in a 100-meter, open-water race in Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.   In one of the promotional teasers for the Shark Week special, a narrator states “One trained to be the best since the day he was born. The other has… Read More ››

The Laws Related to Workers’ Compensation Insurers Delaying Claims

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 19, 2017 | Workers Compensation

Many workers’ compensation insurers are careful to abide by all state rules and regulations and respond to claims properly and on time. Unfortunately, not all insurers are this conscientious and valid workers’ compensation claims are delayed or unfairly denied on a regular basis. In other cases, delays can be attributed to a mistake made by the injured worker or his or her employer during the filing process. In either situation, having the support of a work injury lawyer can be crucial to ensuring that insurers comply with legal deadlines and that claims are filed correctly and on time.   Claimant… Read More ››

Have You Sustained an Injury While Commuting to Work?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 17, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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Pennsylvania law requires that most employers provide medical benefits and wage replacement for workers who are filing an injury at work claim. Unfortunately, this does not usually extend to injuries sustained during a commute. There are a few exceptions to this general rule, so if you were injured while driving to or from work, you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you file a claim.   The Coming and Going Rule To be covered by workers’ compensation, an employee must have been fulfilling work tasks that are in the course and scope of employment. For this… Read More ››

Workers’ Compensation in Westeros: An Analysis of Hand Injuries

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 14, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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Winter is here. At least in the southern hemisphere and in Westeros, the epic fantasy series written by George R.R. Martin, titled A Song of Ice and Fire, that has been a pop cultural phenomenon in the form of HBO’s Game of Thrones.   The wildfire returns when Game of Thrones airs on HBO as of July 17th of this year and in the spirit of its return that got us thinking about how Workers Compensation might be related to the world of Westeros, the fictional land that Game of Thrones happens in. This is the second part of our… Read More ››

How Would Workers Compensation Work in Westeros?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 12, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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Winter is here! Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime, and the struggle for the Iron Throne continues, as do the on the job injuries. Winters are a specifically dangerous time for workplace injuries and work-related injuries happen every day, even in Westeros. In honor of Game of Thrones returning this Sunday, July 16th, that got us thinking about the possibilities of workers compensation in Westeros. While many of our favorite characters face unfortunate deaths, some of the surviving characters suffer from different types of on the job injuries that would qualify them for workers’ compensation benefits.   Loss… Read More ››

Workers’ Compensation: Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Rates

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 10, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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Pennsylvania workers who are injured on the job are eligible to receive benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages. However, workers’ compensation rates vary depending on the year, which can make it difficult for injured employees to figure out how much they may be able to collect in benefits. If you were hurt at work, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney who can explain your options.   Workers’ Compensation Rates by State   Although many people are aware that if they are injured on the job, they may be able to receive some form of compensation, most… Read More ››

Social Security Disability: Most Common Questions

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 7, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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Trying to proceed through the Social Security process can be overwhelming, and you can be struck with many questions about Social Security Disability Insurance. From concerns about how the claims process works to understanding what type of compensation you are eligible for, there are several things you must know before you can be successful in the social security process.   Fortunately, with the help of an experienced Social Security disability insurance attorney, you can rest assured that you are properly progressing through the claims process.   Do I Need a Social Security Disability Insurance Attorney?   This is often the… Read More ››

Workers’ Compensation: Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jul 5, 2017 | Workers Compensation

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As anyone who suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome knows, the effects of the nerve-related ailment can be debilitating. In this country, nearly 3% of the population suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome. The pain and limited mobility associated with carpal tunnel can make completing everyday tasks exceedingly difficult.   Sadly, Carpal Tunnel is one of the most common workplace-related injuries in Pennsylvania. The good news is that if you are working and are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits!   Understanding Carpal Tunnel   Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by the compression of… Read More ››

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