Injury Representation

Why Receiving Workers Compensation Benefits Should Not Carry a Stigma

Injuries in the workplace are a serious and common occurrence across the United States. In 2015 the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace related illnesses and injuries in the private work sector. Despite these alarmingly high statistics, many injured workers are reluctant to file for workers’ compensation benefits simply because they feel embarrassed.   It is common for workers across the country who have sustained injuries, from minor to catastrophic, to suffer the loss of income and the onset of astronomical medical bills, but still never chose to file a claim.… Read More ››

Hurt at Work: What Not to do After a Work Injury

hurt at work: what not to do after a work injury
  When you are hurt at work, it can be easy to panic in the moment and make impulsive decisions. However, it is important to remain calm and be educated on work-related injuries, to best know what you should do and what you should not do when they occur. Here are a few things that you should not do after being hurt at work:   Delay reporting the injury, Be embarrassed or pretend that you are not injured, Give any recorded or sworn statements without first contacting a workers’ compensation attorney, Make public any information about your injury, Sign anything… Read More ››

Hurt at Work: What Types of Compensation Is Covered in Pennsylvania?

Hurt at Work: What types of compensation is covered in Pennsylvania
If you or a loved one has recently been hurt at work, then you may be eligible for workers’ compensation under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act exists in order to fairly compensate those who have been injured on the job and suffered an injury or disability and will not be able to return to work for an extended period of time.    One of the most common questions asked by injured parties is what types of compensation are recoverable in Pennsylvania? The types are generalized into main four categories, they are:   Death benefits, Lost wages, Specific loss… Read More ››

Do Workers Compensation Benefits Cover Loss of Sight?

Are you suffering loss of sight or blindness as the result of a work place injury or your profession? Workers Comp covers this but special rules apply.
Workers’ Compensation Due to Loss of Sight           Whether a worker suffers a permanent or temporary loss of sight; partial or total, or the loss of an eye, they are covered under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. According to the Chart of Specific Loss Benefits, any vision-related injury provides for 275 weeks of compensation followed by a healing period lasting 10 weeks. Furthermore, when the injury results in a specific loss (i.e. the loss of an eye), an injured worker may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation disability benefits (a percentage of the weekly wages earned… Read More ››

Difference Between the Two Types of Notices of Compensation Payable

Workers comp types of notices
What Is a Notice of Compensation Payable?   A Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP), is an acknowledgment letter indicating that a workers’ compensation claim has been accepted, by the employer and the insurance company; and the payout of compensation benefits are to begin. The NCP will include a description of the injury, the pre-injury average weekly wage, and the amount of awarded weekly compensation benefits that one will receive.   What Is a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable?   A Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable (NTCP) indicates the award of benefits is for a temporary period of up to 90… Read More ››

WC: How an Impairment Rating Evaluation Affects You

Workers Comp Impairment Rating Evaluations
Impairment Rating Evaluations When a work injury occurs, it can leave you impaired or disabled. For example, if you break your arm, you are disabled for the period of time it takes your arm to fully heal. On the other hand, if the injury leaves you impaired, that means that a full recovery from your injury is unlikely and that your body will not function as it used to. The Impairment Rating Evaluation in Pennsylvania is a crucial part of the workers’ compensation claim. It can be used by the insurance carrier to limit the benefits of the injured employee,… Read More ››

Workers’ Compensation Benefits – Injuries Incurred on Construction Projects

Worker's Compensation: Injuries incurred on construction sites
Workers’ Compensation Benefits – Injuries Incurred on Construction Projects If you work in the building trades, you know that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous segments of the economy.  One in five workplace fatalities in the private sector occur on construction sites according to the United States Department of Labor.  Construction projects in Pennsylvania are no safer according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which ranks construction second among industries with the most workplace injuries. While you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you are employed in construction, our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers recognize that… Read More ››