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Are Seasonal Workers Covered By Workers’ Compensation In Pennsylvania?

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As the holidays approach, many businesses are hiring seasonal workers to help during this busy time of the year. However, just because an employee is only hired on a temporary basis does not mean that he or she is not also at risk of suffering a workplace injury. Fortunately, in Pennsylvania, seasonal workers are… Read More »

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Fatal Workplace Injuries For Older Employees

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Anyone, regardless of age or position, can be hurt on the job. However, a recent study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that older workers are actually more likely to be fatally injured while on the job. This alarming trend has been attributed to a number of different factors, including the… Read More »

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Heat Stress In The Workplace

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The last few summers have proven to be some of the hottest on record. Unfortunately, rising temperatures come with a lot of risks, including heat stress, which occurs when the body is exposed to extreme heat and cannot cool down, resulting in a rapid and dangerous rise in body temperature. Heat stress is becoming… Read More »

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Are My Prescriptions Covered Under Workers’ Comp?

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In Pennsylvania, employees who are injured or who become ill after being exposed to dangerous substances on the job are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Successful claimants can expect to receive wage-loss benefits, as well as coverage of all of their medical expenses. The latter should cover bills related to an employee’s diagnosis,… Read More »

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Coping With The Stress Of A Work Injury

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A workplace injury is one of the most stressful things that can occur on the job. In fact, many people, even after their physical injuries have healed, may still suffer post-traumatic stress disorder or from a similar condition because of the trauma of the work injury. Even those who sustain purely physical injuries at… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Compensation Protect My Job Position?

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Many of those who are involved in workplace accidents while on the job have questions about whether their receipt of workers’ compensation benefits will also protect their job position or health insurance. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law doesn’t include protections for a claimant’s position, employment benefits, or even a job. It is also true,… Read More »

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Will I Lose My Workers’ Comp Benefits If I Quit My Job?

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The good news is that under Pennsylvania law, workers’ compensation claims are based on a person’s employment-related status at the time the injury occurred. This means that quitting your job won’t automatically disqualify someone from benefits. It can, however, complicate matters and could eventually result in the termination of benefits, so if you were… Read More »

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Can I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim For Hearing Loss?

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Often, when we think about workplace injuries, we imagine back strains or repetitive motion injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. While it is true that thousands of people sustain these kinds of injuries in the workplace every year, a surprising number also file claims based on injuries that are more difficult to discover, including hearing… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover The Cost Of Surgery?

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In Pennsylvania, workers who are injured while on the job are often entitled to coverage of their medical bills through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. This is true of everything from ambulance services and diagnostic tests to surgery and therapy. Unfortunately, some employers make it difficult for injured employees to obtain and pay… Read More »

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What If My Employer Refuses To Report My Injury?

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Workers who are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania only have a certain amount of time to give their employers notice of the injury. These deadlines, however, are not only applicable to workers. Employers, for instance, are required to report the injury by filing a First Report of Injury (FROI) with the Workers’ Compensation… Read More »

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