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HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO BE EMPLOYED BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN PA?

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…

The Breakdown of Burden of Proof in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

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Every aspect of PA workers’ compensation has a burden of proof to be met.  For the injured worker, the Petitions to be filed to begin to receive or start receiving again workers’ compensation benefits are the Claim and Reinstatement Petitions, respectively.  Each will be…

Can I File a Claim Petition on My Own

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If you suffer a work injury, give your notice to your employer, and your claim is denied, the next step is to file a Claim Petition that will get assigned to a Workers’ Compensation Judge, who will  take evidence from you and the employer,…

Your Commute To and From Work, Is It Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

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The law in Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as “the coming and going rule”, holds that traveling to and from work is not in the course of employment. Mansfield Bros. Painting v. WCAB (German), 72 A.3d 842 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2013).  There are, however, exceptions to…

When It Pays to Complain

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Workers’ Compensation case law helps lawyers help their clients, and the case of Gahring v. WCAB (R & R Builders and Stoudt’s Brewing Company), 128 A.3d 375 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015) is a perfect example.  In this case, the injured worker (Claimant) first worked for…