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What is a Modification of Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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Understanding a Modification of Workers’ Comp Benefits A Modification of Workers’ Compensation Benefits is when the Workers’ Compensation Carrier will modify or adjust your wage loss benefits based on your ability to return to work based on an offer of return to work, usually…

What is a Suspension of Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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Understanding a Suspension of Workers’ Comp Benefits A Suspension of Workers’ Compensation Benefits is when the Workers’ Compensation Carrier tries to stop your wage loss benefits but not your medical benefits alleging that you are able to return to work in some capacity, whether it…

What is a Termination of Worker’s Compensation Benefits?

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Termination of Worker’s Comp Benefits After a Workers’ Compensation Carrier receives the Independent Medical Examination (IME) report and if it states a full recovery of your work injury,  the Workers’ Compensation Carrier will hire an attorney to file a Termination Petition against you, the…

What is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial?

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What is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial? Have you received a claim denial for your workers’ compensation claim? After you suffer a work injury and give Notice to your employer, your employer will forward the claim to their workers’ compensation carrier. From the date…

What is an IME (Independent Medical Evaluation)?

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What is an IME? An Independent Medical Evaluation, also known as an IME, is scheduled by the Workers’ Compensation Carrier to evaluate the injured workers’ current medical status.  This medical exam is performed by a doctor, relevant to your injury, selected by the insurance…

What is a Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP)?

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What is a notice of compensation payable? Once an employer sends the Workers’ Compensation Carrier notice of your work injury they have 21 days to respond in the form of a Denial or Notice of Compensation Payable. The notice will come in the form…

What is an URO?

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What is a URO? Also known as a Utilization Review In Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law, a Utilization Review, also referred to as a URO is a process used by the workers’ compensation carriers to challenge the reasonableness and necessity of medical care and treatment…

What is “Donate Life”?

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Did you know in the United States of America April is designated as National Donate Life Month! To celebrate, let us explore more about the non-profit organization Donate Life America and what it could mean for the residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “Donate Life Pennsylvania is…

PA Workers’ Compensation Employee Rights Scenarios

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Employee Legal Awareness Day was established by an Australian lawyer, Paul Brennan. His aim was to emphasize the importance of legal education for employees and small businesses and reduce their risk of legal problems. The day isn’t only about laws though, Brennan also suggests…

Re-entering the Workforce After a Work Injury

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Life After a Work Injury A work injury can oftentimes alter a person’s career path. Recovering from a work injury is not always easy. January is commonly known as a month of new beginnings, a fresh start or clean slate. If you or a…