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Reports of Distracted Driving in Philadelphia Reach Alarming Levels

By Figured Law Firm |

Philadelphia, as one of the busiest cities in the state is regularly inundated with reports of distracted driving. In fact, in one recent report, Philadelphia was ranked as the third least focused state in the country, with drivers much more likely to use their phones while driving than in other cities. Unfortunately, distracted driving… Read More »

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What it Means When Workers’ Comp Benefits are Suspended for Voluntarily Withdrawing from the Labor Market

By Figured Law Firm |

Once an employee’s workers’ compensation claim has been approved, that individual’s employer will generally be required to continue to compensate the claimant until he or she has fully recovered. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however, in which case, an employer or its insurer can suspend a person’s benefits indefinitely. For instance,… Read More »

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Returning to Work After Collecting Workers’ Comp Benefits

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Sustaining an injury while on the job can take an enormous physical and emotional toll on injured employees, many of whom have questions about transitioning back into the workforce after collecting benefits. Grappling with these types of issues can be complicated, so if you were recently hurt at work and have questions about your… Read More »

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COVID-19 Scenarios and Potential Benefits

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There are a number of scenarios in which a Pennsylvania employee might find him or herself if exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace. While much of how the state will handle these types of claims is still unclear, there are a few scenarios that employees can keep in mind during this time. We’ve included… Read More »

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Governor Wolf Suspends Portions of the Workers’ Compensation Act

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Last month, as part of a greater effort to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s workers’ compensation system, Governor Wolf suspended the notarization requirement for employers who suspend or modify an employee’s benefits. For help determining how these changes could affect your own work injury claim, please contact an experienced… Read More »

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Will the COVID-19 Emergency Affect My Car Accident Case?

By Figured Law Firm |

While there may be fewer cars on the road than usual in Pennsylvania, many of us are still required to drive, whether to the grocery store, to an essential job, or for emergencies. This means that although car accident rates may be lower, getting into a car accident is still possible. The COVID-19 pandemic… Read More »

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COVID-19 Claims: Compensability Under the Heart & Lung Act , Act 632 and/or Act 534

By Figured Law Firm |

There are currently thousands of individuals in Pennsylvania who are placing themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19 in an effort to treat or provide assistance to others. This type of selflessness should not go unrecognized, especially for those whose health is endangered as a result of their service, so if you are a police… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take to Receive Workers’ Comp Benefits in Pennsylvania?

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In Pennsylvania, there is usually a waiting period between an employee’s injury and when he or she can begin receiving benefits. During this time, the employer’s insurers will investigate the employee’s claim, speak with the injured party’s doctor, and address administrative issues. How long this process takes depends on a number of factors, including… Read More »

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Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages After a Car Accident

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Car accident victims often suffer a wide range of damages, including financial, emotional, and physical injuries. While financial damages related to economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, are relatively simple to calculate, recovering compensation for emotional injuries is much more difficult, so if you recently suffered serious injuries in a car… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for Psychological Work Injuries

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Under state law, Pennsylvania employees can collect compensation not only for any physical injuries that they sustain on the job, but also for any psychological or mental injuries. The standards used for evaluating these types of injuries can be difficult, so if you were recently diagnosed with a work-related psychological injury, you should speak… Read More »

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