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

By Figured Law Firm |

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

By Figured Law Firm |

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

By Figured Law Firm |

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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Requesting Commutation of Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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Many injured employees are tempted to enter into a settlement agreement rather than wait for weeks or even months to begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits. While this route could be in an employee’s best interests, injured workers should be careful to assess their settlement agreement carefully before agreeing to anything, as they may have… Read More »

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How Much Can an Employee’s Dependents Recover in Death Benefits After a Workplace Accident?

By Figured Law Firm |

While some employees who are injured at work are fortunate enough to escape their workplace incident with only minor injuries, many are not so lucky. In fact, a tragically high number of people lose their lives while on the job every year in the U.S. The loved ones of those who die after workplace… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Weekly Wage for 2021 Announced

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Earlier this year, the Department of Labor & Industry announced that the average weekly wage for workplace injuries that occur in Pennsylvania in 2021will be $1,130 per week. For help determining how the new schedule could affect your own wage loss benefits, please call an experienced Pennsylvania 2021 wage loss benefits lawyer today. 2021… Read More »

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What if My Employer Didn’t File My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Filing a workers’ compensation claim requires employers, employees, and insurers to comply with a host of rules and procedures. Failing to abide by these rules can have serious consequences on the outcome of a claim. Those who fail to file a claim on time, for instance, could end up losing their right to seek… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits now include all Volunteer Firefighters and EMS/Rescue Providers

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Wolf signed Senate Bill 94 into law. Senate Bill 94 is the most recent change to Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws and represents an attempt by lawmakers to expand the availability of benefits to volunteer emergency responders across the board, including those who don’t actively respond to emergency calls. For help determining whether you fall… Read More »

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