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New Regulations Reporting Fatal Work Injuries From The Feds & OSHA

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Fatal work injuries have been a consistent problem throughout American workplaces almost since the beginning. Workplace safety standards have steadily improved over the years, but many workers still find themselves in desperate circumstances after sustaining a work-related injury.

Timing and Tactics… It Matters in Workers’ Comp Cases

Have you ever heard the phrase “timing matters?” Not only is it true, but it is also true in workers’ compensation litigation. It is important to have an attorney on your side who knows and understands the process and system to your advantage.

Pennsylvania Coming Up Short Enforcing Misclassification of Workers

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The area of employment litigation is a murky one although there are some areas which need to be firmed up in order for things to run more smoothly. In a recent development, regulators in Pennsylvania are supposedly coming up short in regulating the laws on the classification of workers,…

Safety at School

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Safety at School We live in the assumption that we are safe at work and our kids are safe at school. In most cases that is true, but when outside elements are at play we have increased risk of injury. As a proactive professional…

Back to School, Back to Work

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Back to School, Back to Work When you think about going back to school, most people think of books, supplies, new classes, maybe uniforms, new teachers and friends. What most people don’t think about is jobs at a school. These jobs could range from…

How Long Do PA Workers’ Comp Cases, Appeals & Settlements Take?

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Being injured at work can be a frightening event. One worries how they are going to provide for their family. Expending much of their energy in attempting to recover, sometimes from life altering injuries, without risking their standing with their employer. When someone is…

Why Drink More Water On the Job

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The value of water is often underestimated in our daily lives. It can be assumed that the average person does not drink the recommended 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Drinking the recommended amount of water keeps us going at an optimum…

PA Workers’ Compensation Benefits and How To Obtain Them

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Workers’ Compensation laws do vary somewhat from state-to-state. If you are injured or become ill on the job due to a work-related condition, you likely are considering filing for Workers’ Compensation. While an attorney often represents you to get the benefits you are due,…

Can a Motor Vehicle Accident Be Covered Under PA Workers’ Compensation?

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  The answer is yes, if the circumstances are right.  If you work in Pennsylvania and your job requires you to drive a vehicle, or you are in your vehicle, and considered to be in the course and scope of your employment at the…

What is concurrent employment? Does it effect my workers’ comp benefits?

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When one suffers a work related injury in Pennsylvania, their compensation rate must be calculated, based on the gross earnings at the time of the injury.  There are various ways to calculate the amount that a person receives per week in benefits, depending on…