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How To Receive Work Injury Compensation In Pennsylvania

Work Injury Compensation

Workers’ compensation refers to a form of insurance that provides compensation for lost wages as well as medical benefits for any employee who sustains injuries in the course of his or her duties, in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of his or her right to…

What to Tell a Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

What to tell your doctor

One of the key steps in a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation process is the independent medical evaluation (IME), which is performed by a doctor who is chosen by the workers’ compensation carrier for your employer.  The insurance company could ask you to undergo the IME…

Work Injuries & Risks During a Pandemic

While the devastating health and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic are in the spotlight, many people are unaware of the increased risk of injuries for workers during this time. Workers are operating not only at an increased risk of coronavirus exposure but are…

Brain Injury in The Workplace

Brain Injury Workplace

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month in the US. As many as 137 Americans die every day because of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and many more suffer lifelong disability.  Accidents at the workplace are a leading cause of brain injury. Falls from heights and…

What is a Vocational Interview?

vocational interview for workers comp claim

WHAT IS A VOCATIONAL INTERVIEW? HOW CAN IT AFFECT YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS? Did you know… If you have an open workers’ compensation claim, and are receiving wage loss benefits, your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier can and will try to reduce or stop your…

Pre-Existing VS. Aggravation of Injury

Pre-existing Injury

My client injured his lower back while lifting metal piping, working as a welder.  He properly gave “Notice” of his work injury to his employer who reported the same to their workers’ compensation carrier, who in turn denied the claim, indicating that he had…

How Opioids are Affecting Workers’ Comp in PA

Opioids Workers' Compensation

Research has shown that injured workers who are administered higher doses of opioids for pain relief end up spending more time off work following their injury than those who are prescribed low-dose or non-opioid painkillers.  The National Safety Council has cited a study which…

What you should do if you are injured during an emergency at work?

injured during an emergency at work

If an emergency such as a fire, toxic gas leak or chemical spill occurs at your workplace, causing you an injury, removing you to a safe place (away from the hazard) should be the first task of the employer. Do you know what to do…

Hydration at Work During Summer Months in PA

hydration at work

Many areas in Pennsylvania experience high temperatures in the summer months. Although doctors advise people to minimize heat exposure in these months, many PA workers don’t have that option. Staying hydrated at work isn’t always as easy as it seems. Making sure that workers…

5 High Risk Injury Jobs in PA

High Risk Work Injury

Injuries at the workplace can range from minor to severe, and the risks can vary depending on the nature of the job. Workplace injuries can be serious, affecting the victim’s quality of life as well as reducing their ability to earn wages for a…