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Coping With The Stress Of A Work Injury

By Figured Law Firm |

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?

By Figured Law Firm |

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

By Figured Law Firm |

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?

By Figured Law Firm |

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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