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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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When You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Pennsylvania

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Under Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act, all workers injured on the job are entitled to receive benefits when they are injured on the job. This compensation can provide for medical expenses and even lost income for the injured worker. When an injury is minor and the situation surrounding the accident is not complicated, you likely… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover You For an Accident Going To or From Work?

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People spend a lot of time commuting to and from work. Even if a person spends just 25 minutes each way, that’s nearly an hour a day. Over the course of a year, that equates to about nine full days spent in traffic. All that time on the road means there’s an increased chance… Read More »

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Important Deadlines for Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania

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Workers exposed to toxic substances such as asbestos may soon get a break with workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania. The House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman, Jim Cox, sponsored a bill that was heard in the House of Representatives in early May. The bill would extend the 300-week workers’ compensation deadline for those that contract… Read More »

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Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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In Pennsylvania, workers that are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These can provide for things like medical bills and lost income when a person’s injuries prevent them from working. Many people enter into a workers’ compensation claim thinking the process is fairly straightforward. Unfortunately, it isn’t. You may have… Read More »

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Can I Choose My Own Doctor if I’m Injured at Work?

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In Pennsylvania the workers’ compensation system allows most workers injured on the job to receive insurance benefits to cover the costs of their injury. There are though, many requirements and procedures injured employees must follow. Likewise, there are just as many questions surrounding these procedures. One of these, and one of the most complicated,… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Claims

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The line between workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits is sometimes blurry. When injured on the job, most people automatically think they must go through workers’ compensation in order to claim benefits. However, this isn’t always the case. When a third party has caused the accident that resulted in injury, the employee can… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Employer if I was Injured at Work?

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When a person becomes injured and they believe someone else was at fault for the accident, they often wonder if they can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. A lawsuit can provide compensation for injury-related expenses such as medical bills, loss of income, and more. However, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is generally… Read More »

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