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OSHA Investigates 2022 Increase In PA Workplace Fatalities

By Figured Law Firm |

Last fall, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) initiated investigations into 21 Pennsylvania workplace deaths. Twelve of those investigations remain open and 13 more have been initiated this year. These investigations reflect an alarming trend of increasing workplace fatalities across the state. In fact, the Department of Labor estimates that there was a… Read More »

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation For A Mental Health Issue?

By Figured Law Firm |

Sometimes, after a serious workplace injury, a person can physically heal, but still struggle with mental conditions, like anxiety and depression, long after their physical problems have cleared up. Unfortunately, these kinds of mental conditions can make it just as hard for a person to return to his or her pre-injury activities and relationships… Read More »

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5 Common Misconceptions About Workers’ Comp In Pennsylvania

By Figured Law Firm |

After someone is hurt on the job, he or she has a right to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. There are, however, a lot of misconceptions about this process and the workers’ compensation system as a whole, which can end up hurting a claimant’s case. That’s why it’s so important for injured… Read More »

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Death Benefits Through The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation System

By Figured Law Firm |

Nothing can truly compensate someone for the loss of a beloved family member. Recovering workers’ compensation benefits can, however, go a long way towards helping grieving relatives pay off mounting medical debt, funeral expenses, and household expenses while they start to put the pieces of their lives back together. Read on to learn more… Read More »

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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

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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

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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

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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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