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What If My Employer Refuses To Report My Injury?

By Figured Law Firm |

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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How The Results Of A Functional Capacity Evaluation Could Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Case

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Injured employees are often asked, at some point during their recovery, to undergo a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). The results of these examinations can go a long way towards proving that an employee isn’t able to return to work, even on a modified basis. Results can also, however, be misread in such a way… Read More »

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Important Deadlines For Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim

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In Pennsylvania, employees who are injured while on the job are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which cover medical bills and lost wages. There are, however, specific deadlines with which injured workers must comply when filing their claims in order to qualify for these benefits. Failing to abide by these deadlines could result… Read More »

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What Documents Will I Need For My Workers’ Compensation Case?

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Filing a workers’ compensation claim can quickly become complicated, even for cases that initially seem relatively straightforward. Often, injured workers find that it is in their best interests to speak with an experienced Wilkes Barre workers’ compensation lawyer about their legal options. An attorney can, however, only give an accurate assessment of an employee’s… Read More »

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Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Cover Emergency Room Costs?

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The rules regarding what an employer will pay for after a workplace injury can be confusing. There are, for instance, often restrictions on which doctors an injured employee can use. Injured employees should not, however, let this keep them from seeking compensation for medical bills after a workplace accident. For help, please reach out… Read More »

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What To Do If Your Employer Tries To Suspend Your Wage Loss Benefits

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In an earlier post, we discussed termination petitions, which are used by employers attempting to terminate an injured employee’s benefits. There is, however, a second type of petition that can end workers’ compensation benefits. Known as a Suspension Petition, these documents are used only to stop an injured employee’s wage loss benefits. This means… Read More »

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Responding To A Modification Petition

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In our last two posts, we discussed termination and suspension petitions and how they are used to terminate the workers’ compensation benefits of injured employees. In this post, we will discuss the third and final type of petition filed by employers who are attempting to reduce or terminate employee benefits. This document is known… Read More »

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What to do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

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Almost all employees in Pennsylvania are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation laws, under which employers must reimburse workers who are hurt while on the job for their medical bills and lost wages. Filing a claim, however, isn’t always easy and is often made more difficult by insurers that drag their feet or engage… Read More »

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I Just Received a Termination Petition – What Does That Mean?

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Employees who injure themselves at work in Pennsylvania are almost always covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Whether an employer or its insurer follows through on a worker’s claim is, however, not always as clear-cut. In some cases, this takes the form of the unfair and outright denial of a claim, while in others, an… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Workers’ Compensation Settlements

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Some employees who are injured on the job collect their workers’ compensation checks until they are able to return to work. With more severe injuries, however, an employer may attempt to settle a workers’ compensation claim by making one lump sum payment to the injured party in lieu of further payments. Settlements have a… Read More »

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