Can I Go on Vacation While on Workers’ Compensation?

Whether you’re looking to take a break during the summer months or visit family during the holiday season, there’s nothing wrong with taking a vacation from the stresses of life. But if you’re on workers’ compensation, does that mean you can hop over the seas and enjoy the beauty of other locations? If you’re already […]

What is E-Commerce and How does it Affect Workers’ Compensation?

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With the holidays right around the corner, practically everyone is on their computers or phones doing online shopping. According to Wikipedia, “E-commerce is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet.” E-commerce can be in different forms, business to customers such as Amazon, customer to customer like […]

Workers’ Compensation in PA is Available for Hearing Impairment

Noise exposure at the workplace is a common phenomenon. It is one of the most widely encountered occupational hazards. The extent of damage to your ears depends on its intensity, duration, and frequency of noise exposure. The louder the noise at your place of work, the more dangerous it is likely to be. However, even […]

Rehabilitation Costs Are Recoverable Through Workers’ Compensation in PA

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Each workplace is different. No matter your profession or job, you deserve to be safe and secure in your workplace. Despite this fact, every day some workers suffer from accidents while on the job across Pennsylvania. It’s important to understand that no two workplace injuries are alike. An injury to one person is not likely […]

Due Diligence Prior to Settling Your Workers’ Compensation Case

When you are injured while performing your job duties, you will undoubtedly need medical treatment for your injury(ies). If your claim is accepted by the workers’ compensation carrier, whether you are paying both wage loss benefits and medical benefits or just medical benefits with a panel provider, your medical bills should be covered for at […]

Post-Pandemic Changes in PA Workers’ Compensation Procedures

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According to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section and based upon Pennsylvania lifting the mask mandate, Workers’ Compensation offices are scheduled to reopen on August 16, 2021, throughout the Commonwealth. There are Workers’ Compensation Judges throughout PA, and each Judge has the flexibility and discretion as to whether they will schedule their hearings […]

Can I File a PA Workers’ Compensation Claim Without a Doctor?

First of all, what is a Claim Petition? A Claim Petition is filed with the Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication if an injury claim is denied by your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier. If you are injured while working in the course and scope of your employment, you report the same to your employer and they […]

Can Doctor Restrictions Affect your Workers’ Compensation Case?

If you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, your own treating doctor or a doctor hired by the workers’ compensation carrier may ask you to undergo a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCEs) to determine what, if any, category of work that you are capable of performing. The goal of the workers’ compensation carrier is to eventually get you back to […]

PA Worker’s’ Comp Continues Uninterrupted Amid Pandemic

Since mid-March 2020 when most everything went into “lock-down” in Pennsylvania, one practice did not, and that was the practice of PA Workers’ Compensation. Through the efforts of the Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication, a division of the Bureau of Labor & Industry and Governor Wolf’s office, the practice did not miss a beat. All […]

How Do I Know if my Workers’ Comp Claim was Reported by my Employer?

Filing a workers’ compensation claim is a time-bound process in Pennsylvania. If you fail to file the claim in a timely manner, your benefits could be delayed, or you might lose your right to seek benefits altogether.  In some cases, the claim process might be delayed due to the negligence or deliberate inaction of your […]