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October 2011 Archives

Employers Are Taking Advantage Of Tough Economic Times By Punishing Injured Workers

Over the past five years, a disturbing trend has emerged that is becoming more frequent. Employers are using work injuries as an excuse to terminate injured workers and replace them with cheaper and less skilled laborers. In some cases, the employers action can be seen as retaliatory. However, employers are becoming very crafty at hiding retaliatory action. As an injured worker, it is important to protect yourself. At Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, we can help you develop a game plan to take on whatever your employer throws at you. Call us today for a free consultation.

Why Do Employers Treat Injured Workers so Poorly After a Work Injury?

If you have ever been injured at work then you know what I am talking about. A majority of employers feel that an injured worker is nothing more than a liability. The old excuse is, " Insurance premiums will go up and it will take more employees away from their jobs to cover the injured worker. " This narrow minded thought process is despicable and inexcusable. Employers forget about all of the hard work and dedication that the employee exhibited before his/her injury. The concept of loyalty only goes so far after a work injury. Some of my clients have been on the job for twenty (20) years, only to see there position be given to a younger cheaper employee after a work injury. I know two employers that wait for long standing employees to get injured so they can cross them off of their list of highly compensated employees. The fact is injured workers deserve more. The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act is supposed to make you whole again but it can never replace the blood, sweat and tears you have shed for your employer over the years. For all of the injured workers who feel neglected and used, your not alone. The lawyers of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo will stand beside you and fight for everything you are entitled to.

When Should An Injured Worker Go Back To Work

The general rule with returning to work is make sure that the job you go back to will not cause further damage to your injured body part. It is always better to work with restrictions that are set forth by your treating doctor. If the job you are offered violates the restrictions set forth by your treating doctor, then you have a basis to not return to the job. However, you should provide your treating doctor with a job description and let he/she determine whether you can perform the activities required of the job. It is important to consult with an attorney on issues like returning to work because there are issues that can arise if you do not follow certain procedures. Those same issues hold true for the workers' compensation insurance carrier and employer. If you refuse a job and have no medical basis for doing so, that can be deemed in "bad faith" and you risk having your wage loss benefits suspended. If you refuse a job because it is not paying you the pre-injury wage, this can be deemed in "bad faith" as well and you risk having your wage loss benefits suspended. Call Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo and ask for Jason Krasno.

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Our Philadelphia firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades in the area of workers' compensation law. Several of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and listed in Super Lawyers since 2006. The Super Lawyers process recognizes the top lawyers in their fields in Pennsylvania.

Since 2010, our law firm has been rated as a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation law claimants in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition.

Since 2009, Jason Krasno has been selected to the Best Lawyers® "America's Best" series. The Best Lawyers® award is given only to a handful of attorneys throughout the United States each year. Jason was also selected as a top workers' compensation attorney. You can see the articles on Jason in Newsweek's Aug. 23, 2010, edition.

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