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

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 time that you have a motor vehicle accident, you could receive workers’ […]

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

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 the length of their employment, whether they are a seasonal worker, […]

PA Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy and a Recent Exception

Pennsylvania workers compensation law it is governed by the Worker’s Compensation act, which has been amended and evolved over time. A primary aspect included in the Act is the “Exclusive Remedy” provision that as of February 3, 1975 made it mandatory to file a workers compensation claim if you were injured performing your job. This […]

Heat & Weather Related Work Injuries

Everyone is entitled to a good working environment as well as a safe working environment. This includes safety with equipment as well as safety with weather related injuries that occur at work. There are many different scenarios at work that can cause a weather related injury. If you are injured at work and believe that […]

Specific Loss Claims Under PA Workers’ Compensation

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Worker’s Compensation Act allows payment of compensation for loss (amputation)or permanent loss of use of body parts, binaural hearing loss of greater than 10%, disfigurement, and loss of vision in one or both eyes. This particular compensation is referred to as specific loss benefits. Specific loss benefits are an […]

Slips and Falls on Ice and Workers Compensation

During winter, un-cleared sidewalks and parking lots cause many slips and falls on ice. If you have experienced a fall either coming from or going into work walking on a sidewalk or parking lot are you eligible to collect worker’s comp benefits? A good workers compensation attorney will be able to sort out the facts […]

Fatal Workers Compensation Claims

An absolute tragedy recently occurred in a Tuna Plant when a worker died after accidentally being cooked in an oven in California.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Here is the link to the story. Most times, we hear of work injuries consisting of back or neck injuries, but deaths can also unfortunately […]

Workers Compensation Case Or Not. We All Get Hurt

I recently had a mishap and brushed it off without obtaining diagnostic studies.  I treated conservatively and when I wasn’t getting better and had definite loss of range of motion, I had x-rays and an MRI performed.  It turned out that I had two full thickness tears in my rotator cuff and now require surgery. […]

Evidence To Cover A Workers Compensation Claim & Enforce Corporate Safety

Have you ever seen safety hazards at your workplace? Ever wonder what to do about them? Here are some quick tips to keep you safe at your workplace in case you ever need to file a workers compensation claim. It might be a wet slippery presence on the floor, broken machinery, uneven work surfaces, chemical […]