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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…

Celebrating Labor Day in Pennsylvania With a Focus on Workers’ Compensation Act

Labor Day

To mark the approaching Labor Day, it would be befitting to focus on how the Workers’ Compensation Act in Pennsylvania has evolved over time.  The Enactment of Pennsylvania’s Law on Workers’ Compensation: A Brief History The Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Act came into force in…

How long do I have to be employed to be eligible for workers’ comp benefits?

How Long Do I Have

In Pennsylvania, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits from day one!  As long as you are working your job, as defined by your job description and you are injured, making you unable to work your job, you can file a claim for workers’…

What To Do When Denied Worker’s Compensation?

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Not all employers are alike!  If you or someone you know suffers a work injury, the first step is to give “Notice” in some fashion to your boss, supervisor, or foreman.  Your PA employer is then to turn the claim over to their workers’…

Temporary Total Disability vs. Permanent Partial Disability

Temporary Total Disability vs. Permanent Partial Disability

If you have been injured in the Commonwealth of PA, chances are that you are receiving benefits. Below is an explanation of the difference between Temporary Total Disability vs Permanent Partial Disability. Workers’ Compensation benefits in Pennsylvania are in two parts:  wage loss and…

When Should I Seek Help from a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Workers’ compensation for injuries or illnesses that occur at work is often best obtained when you have competent legal representation. You should contact a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer if: You have been injured while doing your job You have suffered a work-related sickness You…

Traveling Employees Beware of Drowsy Driving

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How many times do you travel on roads around where you live?  Probably almost every day right?  When you are out traveling, how often do you see trucks in all different sizes hauling goods and products, ranging from oil, gas, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, groceries,…

Organize Your Medical Information for Your PA Workers’ Compensation Case

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If you have a PA work injury, one thing that you can do that will make your life easier is organize your medical records regarding your work injury.  Some tips for how to get started follow.  First, get an expandable folder to hold all…