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Which Employers are Exempt from Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Laws?

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In Pennsylvania, most employers are required to obtain workers’ compensation coverage for their employees to ensure that injured workers receive compensation for medical expenses and wage loss. There are some employers, however, who are exempt from this requirement, which can have a significant impact on how injured workers go about recovering from their accident-related… Read More »

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Most Common Types of Workplace Accidents

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Workplace accidents occur for a variety of different reasons, including everything from safety violations and a lack of employee training to third party negligence and acts of violence. The type of accident in which an employee is involved varies depending on the industry in question. It is, for example, much more likely that a… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims vs. Third-Party Negligence Claims

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The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires most Pennsylvania employers to provide their employees with workers’ compensation insurance. These policies entitle injured employees to benefits, regardless of who was at fault for a workplace accident. Because Pennsylvania employees are protected in this way, they are also generally prohibited from filing lawsuits against their employers regarding… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

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While some employees are able to walk away from on-the-job accidents with only minor scrapes and bruises, or no injuries at all, many are not so fortunate and sustain severe or even deadly injuries. Although nothing can compensate a family for the loss of a loved one, Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation program does attempt to… Read More »

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How Much Can I Collect in Temporary Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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While most Pennsylvania employers take great care to ensure that their employees receive workers’ compensation coverage when injured on the job, a surprising number fail to do so, which can leave injured workers on the hook for medical bills, lost wages, and disability. Fortunately, employees who have been wronged in this way have legal… Read More »

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Employer Responsibilities Under Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Laws

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Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation program imposes certain responsibilities on employers in the state. Unfortunately, many employers fail to abide by these rules, putting their employees at risk of not being covered in the event of injury. If you were injured at work and believe that your employer violated one of his or her legal responsibilities… Read More »

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Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

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Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after a workplace injury can be a complicated process, especially for those who are suffering from seriously debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, because the process is so complex, the claims of many injured parties are denied due to minor errors, such as missing an important deadline, or failing to submit certain documentation,… Read More »

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