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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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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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