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Which Employers are Exempt from Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Laws?

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In Pennsylvania, most employers are required to obtain workers’ compensation coverage for their employees to ensure that injured workers receive compensation for medical expenses and wage loss. There are some employers, however, who are exempt from this requirement, which can have a significant impact on how injured workers go about recovering from their accident-related… Read More »

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Most Common Types of Workplace Accidents

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Workplace accidents occur for a variety of different reasons, including everything from safety violations and a lack of employee training to third party negligence and acts of violence. The type of accident in which an employee is involved varies depending on the industry in question. It is, for example, much more likely that a… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims vs. Third-Party Negligence Claims

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The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires most Pennsylvania employers to provide their employees with workers’ compensation insurance. These policies entitle injured employees to benefits, regardless of who was at fault for a workplace accident. Because Pennsylvania employees are protected in this way, they are also generally prohibited from filing lawsuits against their employers regarding… Read More »

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Recovering Compensation for Injuries and Property Damage Sustained in Sideswipe Collisions

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When ranking the most dangerous types of car accidents, sideswipe collisions rarely enter the conversation. That does not mean, however, that sideswipe collisions should be totally discounted, as they do have the potential to cause significant vehicular damage and serious injuries. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine whether a person has a claim… Read More »

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania

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Although many people are fortunate enough to escape serious accidents with only minor injuries, or in some cases, no injuries at all, some are not so lucky and may even tragically lose their lives. While recovering damages from the at-fault parties who cause these accidents can never truly compensate a person for the loss… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

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While some employees are able to walk away from on-the-job accidents with only minor scrapes and bruises, or no injuries at all, many are not so fortunate and sustain severe or even deadly injuries. Although nothing can compensate a family for the loss of a loved one, Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation program does attempt to… Read More »

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How Much Can I Collect in Temporary Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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While most Pennsylvania employers take great care to ensure that their employees receive workers’ compensation coverage when injured on the job, a surprising number fail to do so, which can leave injured workers on the hook for medical bills, lost wages, and disability. Fortunately, employees who have been wronged in this way have legal… Read More »

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Employer Responsibilities Under Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Laws

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Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation program imposes certain responsibilities on employers in the state. Unfortunately, many employers fail to abide by these rules, putting their employees at risk of not being covered in the event of injury. If you were injured at work and believe that your employer violated one of his or her legal responsibilities… Read More »

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The Dangers of Improper Road Maintenance

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Although car accidents are often associated with driver negligence, the reality is that many collisions are not the result of motorist negligence, but are caused by improper road maintenance.  Early last year, for example, a motorist was killed while driving through a tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when an electrical conduit, which is a… Read More »

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Are You Suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Of the many injuries that accident victims can sustain, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are some of the most serious and tend to primarily affect those who sustain a sudden blow, penetrating injury, jolt, or other sudden impact to the head. When this type of abrupt impact causes a person’s brain to strike the inside… Read More »

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