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Due Diligence Prior to Settling Your Workers’ Compensation Case

Workers' Comp Settlement

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…

Post-Pandemic Changes in PA Workers’ Compensation Procedures

Post Pandemic Procedure

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…

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

Doctor for Workers' Comp

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…

Can Doctor Restrictions Affect your Workers’ Compensation Case?

Doctor Restrictions

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…

PA Worker’s’ Comp Continues Uninterrupted Amid Pandemic

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Litigation and Practice has Continued Non-Stop During the COVID-19 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…

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

Employer File Workers' Comp

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…

Workers’ Compensation While Working From Home

With a growing number of companies boosting their digital infrastructure, work-from-home (WFH) is becoming an increasingly popular concept for businesses. However, this has given rise to an important question: what happens when a remote worker suffers an injury while working from home? Are you…

COVID-19 Contracted in the Workplace and PA Workers’ Compensation

According to the PA Department of Labor and Industry, “an illness caused by work exposures can be considered an injury or an occupational disease.” Under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act, when a person suffers an illness, it can either be categorized as a work…

Pennsylvania Workers Affected by COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. This type of illness may be considered an injury or an occupational disease. Occupational diseases are identified in the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. Contracting…

Can An Employee Be Laid Off While Receiving Workers’ Comp?

Laid Off

A layoff can be legal even while you are receiving workers’ compensation. But despite being laid off, you may be legally entitled to continue receiving your benefits until you are medically fit (released) to work. However, when this happens, your former employer will not…