Do I Get A Workers’ Compensation Settlement in PA?

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 claim is denied by the workers’ compensation carrier first.  By issuing […]

PA Workers’ Compensation and Chiropractic Care

According to Wikipedia, Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine[1] concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the belief that such a disorder affects general health via the nervous system.[2] The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but may also include exercises and health and […]

PA Workers’ Compensation Benefit Offsets, Credit, and Subrogation

If you suffer a work injury in Pennsylvania, and begin receiving wage loss benefits, along with medical benefits, will you always receive the same amount of benefits?  The answer to this could be “no” if you received unemployment compensation benefits, severance benefits, social security retirement benefits, or pension benefits.  You, as the injured worker must […]

What Medical Expenses Are Paid with My PA Workers’ Compensation Claim

When your workers’ compensation claim is accepted in Pennsylvania, you are entitled to wage loss benefits, as well as reasonable, necessary, and related medical expenses.  These medical expenses are paid by your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier…..but not until they are closely reviewed by the workers’ compensation adjustor.  If your employer has a list of Panel […]

Migraines – A Very Real Disabling Work Injury

woman rubbing aching neck pain

Did you know that June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month? Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe.[1] Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from two to 72 hours.[1] Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.[2] The pain is generally made worse by physical […]

Are there situations where I would owe back my workers’ compensation benefits?

In the unfortunate event of a work related injury, the first step in everyone’s mind should be to claim worker’s compensation benefits. Though filing claims and dealing with legal matters right after an injury is no one’s idea of fun, it is vital that you follow the correct procedures and pathways to ensure that you […]

When is the right time to settle my workers’ compensation case?

It starts out with you unfortunately suffering an injury at work, whether it is a physical or mental injury, or an occupational disease. Either you are fortunate enough to have your claim accepted from the beginning, or you fight and win your claim, and then you begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits, wage loss and medical. […]

100 Year Anniversary of Workers’ Comp in PA

WHAT A MILESTONE: The 100 Year Anniversary of Workers’ Comp in PA The original law was passed on June 2, 1915, to be effective on January 1, 1916, according to the Centennial PA Workers’ Compensation website.  Although many amendments were made over the years, with the latest made in 2007, the law entitles injured workers […]

What happens at a Workers Compensation Hearing?

Did you know that you can receive Pennsylvania workers’ compensation without having to appear at a hearing before a Workers’ Compensation Judge?  That is, if you suffer a work related injury, and the workers’ compensation carrier accepts your injury and you receive payments of your wage loss and medical benefits.  However, in most instances, things […]

What BIG Corporations are in PA?

Out of curiosity, I Googled and found that there are many big corporations right here in Pennsylvania. This companies are employing thousands of Pennsylvania residents, and some of those corporations are even based headquartered here in Pennsylvania. For example in the Allentown area, the companies of Kraft, Uline, Nestlé and Amazon have a huge presence and […]