Workers Compensation

The Ever-changing World of Worker’s 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 ››

Worker’s Compensation Claim: Insurance Challenges

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Pennsylvania Worker’ Compensation law requires almost all employers to provide their employees with some type of workers’ compensation insurance. This ensures that employees who are hurt on the job will be able to cover medical expenses and lost wages until they are able to return to work.   Unfortunately, working with an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is not always easy, and many injured employees find themselves facing delayed processing of their claims and unfair denials.   The claims filing process is complicated and dealing with insurers can be frustrating and time-consuming. Fortunately, retaining an experienced work injury lawyer can… Read More ››

Five Common Injuries That Are Questionable for Workers’ Compensation

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  Five Common Injuries Questionable to Workers’ Compensation   Workers’ Compensation is a complex law that incorporates facets of both personal injury and employment law. Workers’ Compensation covers many different types of laws that range in many different work fields. However, not all employees in every workplace or profession are included under workers’ compensation law.   Many think that workers’ compensation claims come from only construction or manual labor jobs, but claims are present in almost all workforces. For an employee to be covered by Workers’ Compensation, their injury must apply under these two restrictions:   the employee is strictly… Read More ››

How you Can Receive Workers’ Compensation for a Heat Related Injury

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  Workers’ Compensation for a Heat Related Injury Heatstroke is one of the most common forms of injury that occurs during the summertime. Heatstroke happens when a person’s body temperature rises to 104 degrees when they are out in the sun/heat. If a person suffers from heatstroke and does not receive medical attention immediately, they could have damage to their brain, kidney, heart, or other organs.   Luckily, there are many ways that a person can avoid suffering from heatstroke by either jumping in a pool or the shower, going in the shade, or even going inside to air conditioning.… Read More ››

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation for a Repetitive Motion Injury?

Repetitive Motion Injuries Sitting at a computer all day can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The American Association of Orthopedics gave many different tips on how to stay away from retaining carpal tunnel from work. The Association recommends different tips for avoiding carpal tunnel in the workplace. Some of these tips include setting your chair at elbow level. Ensure that there is room for both your legs and feet underneath the desk. If your feet are not able to touch the ground, then use a footstool to elevate your feet.   Avoid sitting off center, so you are not off center… Read More ››

Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney and How to Choose One

If you or anybody you know has been injured at work, under Philadelphia law, the organization is in charge of giving pay for the wounds maintained. That being expressed, there are a couple of supervisors and even protection organizations that will deny or restrict the points of interest that are paid out to specialists when they are hurt at work.   They do this by either attesting that their laborer was truly hurt outside of the workplace or that the injuries are fundamentally less real than portrayed by the delegate. This is the time that procuring a qualified legal advisor… Read More ››

Workers’ Comp Lawyer: Why You Need One and How They Can Help

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  Why You Need an Experienced Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Attorney Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws are intricate, which can make it troublesome for a harmed representative to document a case all individually. For instance, neglecting to tell a business of damage inside a specific time allotment can result in a claim being thrown out.   Having the counsel of an attorney can enable harmed employees to dodge these types of mistakes, so on the off chance that you were as of late harmed at work, you should speak with an accomplished workers’ compensation lawyer who can walk you through the documenting… Read More ››

Workers’ Compensation Myths: What is the Truth and What is False?

Myths of Workers’ Compensation Most employees do not realize that they are eligible for workers’ compensation when they are hurt at work. However, many employees often receive less than they are entitled to due to the lack of knowledge they have regarding workers’ compensation myths. In this blog, we have attempted to decode the many myths that surround workers’ compensation.   #1: Employees are always eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of how their injury occurred. Although the workers’ compensation system runs by a “no-fault” system, there are often many situations that prove that you cannot receive benefits. Despite this, most injuries… Read More ››

Work Injuries: Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Staph Infections?

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  Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Staph Infections? Not all work injuries are strains and sprains. Take MRSA for example. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s resistant to many different antibiotics. MRSA is extremely contagious. It can be spread via direct contact with an infected person or by coming into contact with an object or surface that an infected person has touched.   Who is at Risk for Contracting MRSA on the Job? Healthcare workers are most at risk compared to all other industries. In fact, healthcare workers could be exposed to… Read More ››

Workers’ Compensation and The Need To Know Basics

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How are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Paid Out? Most Pennsylvania employers are required to provide their employees with workers’ compensation benefits to protect them if they are injured while on the job. These benefits usually include coverage of medical bills as well as wage replacement and are paid out according to a particular schedule. If you filed a workers’ compensation claim and have not yet begun receiving coverage or have had your claim denied, it is critical to speak with an attorney who is familiar with workers’ compensation PA laws.   Workers’ Compensation Providers Almost all Pennsylvania employers are required to… Read More ››

Hurt at Work: What a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Do for You

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If you or a loved one has recently been hurt at work, you may be eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act makes workers’ compensation available to all employees in Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one find yourself in a workers’ compensation dispute, you may wonder if you need a workers’ compensation attorney. It is strongly suggested that you have one represent you. If you and your employer both agree on the claim, then a lawyer may not be necessary, but if your claim gets denied or your employer and their insurance carrier are making… Read More ››

Dealing with Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation

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  Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation Dealing with pre-existing conditions in applying for workers’ compensation benefits can sometimes lead to complications that warrant assistance from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.   Workers’ Compensation is a complex law and it varies from state to state with small differences that can have a large impact on individual workers.   For example, under a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, a woman will not be able to receive workers’ compensation for her surgery because, according to the Court, the surgery treated a pre-existing condition that was unconnected to her work injury.   The woman,… Read More ››