Workers Compensation

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 ››

Loss of Limb: You Are Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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  Hurt at Work: Loss of Limb   With the exception of of being killed on the job, the worst thing that can happen at your job is losing an arm, a leg, a hand, or an eye.   Everything about your world has been upturned.   The pain can be unbearable. The experience is intensely horrible. You were: rushed by ambulance to the hospital huge medical bills are looming a part of you is missing you cannot work you may never be able to work again and on top of it all, your family is in crisis both because… Read More ››

You May Be Entitled To Workers’ Compensation for Losing a Limb

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  Hurt at Work: Loss of Limb   Just shy of being killed on the job, the worst thing that can happen at your job is losing an arm, a leg, a hand, or an eye. Everything about your world has been upturned. The pain can be unbearable, you were rushed by ambulance to the hospital, huge medical bills are looming, a part of you is missing, you cannot work, you may never be able to work again, and on top of it all, your family is in crisis both because of your injuries and because of worry about paying… Read More ››

Unsafe Work Conditions Can Lead To Workers’ Compensation Claims

  Workers’ Compensation Claims for Unsafe Conditions   United States and Pennsylvania state law requires that all employers, regardless of size and location, provide their workers with a safe workplace. An unsafe workplace leads to worker injuries and ailments and might even cause death. Accidents and injuries, in turn, lead employees to seek coverage under workers’ compensation laws and other legal claims like personal injury and wrongful death. If you have been injured on the job or if you are an injured worker, you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to file your workers’ compensation claim.   Worker safety is… Read More ››

Why Mental Illnesses Are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

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Can Workers’ Compensation Cover Mental Illness?   The extreme conditions under which first responders work take a toll not only on their bodies, but also sometimes on their minds. Underlying mental health issues related to traumatic stress tends to be an issue in the first responder community, and many have lost their lives to suicide in the last few months as a result. Sadly, many also resist seeking healthcare due to a lack of understanding of the connection between mental health care and mental illness, as well as the significant stigmatization associated with seeking help.   Vermont fortunately took one… Read More ››

Workplace Back Injuries Are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

    Workers’ Compensation for Back Injuries   According to the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), “[b]ack disorders are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years and afflict over 600,000 employees each year with a cost of about $50 billion annually …” See OSHA Technical Manual.   If you are hurt at work and have suffered a back injury, or if you have suffered any injury at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under Pennsylvania law. Act quickly since the deadline to notify your employer is usually only… Read More ››

Carpal Tunnel is Covered Under Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

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What is Carpal Tunnel? According to the Mayo Clinic, a world-famous royal-standard medical facility, carpal tunnel syndrome (“CTS”) is “a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm … caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist.”   The nerve at issue is the “median nerve.” As WebMD explains, “The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and… Read More ››