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

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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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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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Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Maximum Weekly Wage Rate Increased for 2020

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Most Pennsylvania employees who are injured on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits include wage loss replacement equalling two-thirds of the injured employee’s average weekly wage up to a certain amount. Recently the Department of Labor and Industry announced that the maximum compensation payable under Pennsylvania’s workers’ comp law will… Read More »

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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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