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What is a Workers’ Compensation Statement of Wages?

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Understanding Workers’ Compensation Statement of Wages A Workers’ Compensation Statement of Wages is a document prepared by the Workers’ Compensation Carrier based on your past earnings, the type of employment (seasonal or non-seasonal), and length of employment. Because of these variables, there are various…

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…

Added Benefits to Serving as a Volunteer

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The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act is geared to be, for the most part, charitable and caring to the injured worker.  A perfect example of this is the section of the Act dealing with volunteer workers.  In Pennsylvania, volunteer emergency workers, including volunteer fire departments,…

Ethics of Claiming Income & Working Legally

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If you follow our blog you may have seen the blog about bartenders and jobs that rely on tips for income. No only is it illegal to not report your tip earning, but you also run the risk of insufficient wage loss benefits in…

Which Court do I go through for my Workers’ Comp Claim?

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According to the PA Workers’ Compensation Act and Regulations, and Statutes, an employee is not permitted to sue his or her employer.  Filing a workers’ compensation claim is the way to pursue a claim against the employer for a work-related injury.  There is, however,…

Do I Get A Workers’ Compensation Settlement in PA?

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If you have suffered a work injury and your claim has been accepted or even denied, there is a typically a chance that your workers’ compensation case can indeed settle for a lump sum amount.  Let’s look at an example if your workers’ compensation…

How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in PA?

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<p>If you suffer a work injury in Pennsylvania, and your claim is totally accepted, with you receiving both wage loss and medical benefits or a Workers’ Compensation Judge awards you wage loss benefits, as well as medical benefits, how long can you receive them?…