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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

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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?

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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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What to do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

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

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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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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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