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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…

Pennsylvania’s Version of the 10 Most Deadliest Jobs

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A recent article put out by Forbes listed the 10 most deadliest jobs in America.  All of the jobs are also performed in Pennsylvania.  These include landscaping, lawn service and grounds keeping; electrical power line workers; agricultural workers; truck drivers, including drivers and sale…

Utilization Review in a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case

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Under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law, a utilization review is a tool usually used by the workers’ compensation carrier to review the reasonableness and necessity of medical care and treatment rendered to the injured worker.  It is a way for the carrier to deny payment…

How are my workers’ compensation benefits calculated?

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You know what you earned at your job, pre-injury. You know what your gross pay was, and you know how much you took home every week or every two weeks. Now that you’re hurt, who is going to figure out how much to pay…

Workers’ Compensation Fraud by Employers

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If there is one theme that unifies all parties involved in workers’ compensation, that subject is the desire to remove fraud. Whether it is attempted by the employer/insurance firm or the employee, there is no room for fraud in the system and authentic efforts…

Workers’ Compensation Litigation Is Complex – Get A Lawyer

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To “litigate” is to take action against something. It is a legal way of attempting to settle controversies among disputing parties. It can be injured workers taking legal action against their employer or a company filing a case against another company. Workers’ compensation litigation…