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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…

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’…