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Understanding Your Rights Under Pennsylvania’s Heart And Lung Act

By Figured Law Firm |

Certain jobs come with a much higher risk of injury than others. Pennsylvania lawmakers have taken steps to help protect these employers by passing a number of workers’ comp-related laws. Pennsylvania’s Heart and Lung Act (HLA), for instance, was passed specifically to provide supplemental coverage to law enforcement employees, firemen, and government workers who… Read More »

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Strengthening Your Workers’ Comp Case

By Figured Law Firm |

Regardless of the type of work injury you sustained, it is important to take a few basic steps to help strengthen your workers’ compensation case. It is, for instance, critical to create a record of the injury by reporting the accident properly as soon as possible, taking photographs, and noting the names of any… Read More »

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Can Employees Recover Workers’ Comp Benefits If They Caused Their Accident?

By Figured Law Firm |

Workplace injuries can occur in a variety of situations. Some, for instance, are the result of an equipment malfunction, while others are caused by someone else’s negligence. In other cases, a workplace may just be inherently dangerous, while in some instances an injury could be the result of something as common as a slip… Read More »

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The Differences Between Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Figured Law Firm |

Injuries can change the lives of the accident victims involved. They come with financial burdens, like medical bills, as well as the risk of a loss of income. Some injuries are so severe that they result in permanent disability that will forever alter an injured party’s lifestyle. Fortunately, injury victims are often entitled to… Read More »

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IREs Can Impact Your PA Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Figured Law Firm |

After an employee suffers a workplace injury, that person’s employer may ask the worker to undergo an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). IREs are medical examinations conducted  by a doctor who will assess the employee’s rehabilitation, before assigning a total body impairment rating that reflects any ongoing disability. These ratings can have a significant impact… Read More »

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Choosing A Healthcare Provider After A Workplace Injury In Pennsylvania

By Figured Law Firm |

In Pennsylvania, employees who are hurt in on-the-job accidents are often required to obtain treatment for their work injuries from a list of specific healthcare providers. Injured employees who fail to abide by these rules could end up forced to foot the bill for their workplace injury on their own. To ensure that this… Read More »

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The Top 5 Chemicals Associated With Workplace Injury

By Figured Law Firm |

When most of us think about workplace injuries, we imagine broken bones from falls, or strain-related injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. While these are serious injuries that affect thousands of employees, there is another type of injury that is equally, if not more dangerous, because it often goes unnoticed for years. Exposure to chemicals… Read More »

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What Kinds Of Workers Are Most At-Risk Of Developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

By Figured Law Firm |

Many people fail to treat repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, with the respect they deserve. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a type of repetitive motion injury that occurs when repeated use of the hands and wrists compress the median nerve that runs up the palm of the hand. This compression can cause tingling,… Read More »

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What Are Work Restrictions?

By Figured Law Firm |

For many workers who sustain on-the-job injuries, returning to work is a top priority. Doing so immediately, however, is not always possible and it could be months or even years before a person is considered fully healed. It is, however, possible to go back to work, in a limited capacity, while still receiving some… Read More »

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The Causes Of Most Manufacturing Injuries

By Figured Law Firm |

Pennsylvania law guarantees certain benefits to workers who are hurt on the job. These benefits provide coverage for injury-related medical bills, as well as compensation for lost wages. It is critical for Pennsylvania employees to be well-versed in the kinds of benefits for which they could be eligible. This is especially true for those… Read More »

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