Workers Compensation

Can You Sue If You Fall At Work? Learn if Your Employer Is Liable

You may automatically think it’s your employer’s responsibility to pay for any medical expenses if you slip and fall at work. You may also wonder if they are at fault or if you can sue your employer for injury from…

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Can You Be Fired After Filing For Workers’ Compensation For An Injury?

Here is the short answer. No, it is prohibited by Pennsylvania law to be fired for filing for getting hurt at work and filing for workers compensation. Although many employees are aware that they may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits…

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Can I Sue for Pain & Suffering During or Emotional Distress After Filing for Workers’ Comp?

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer either during or after filing for workers’ compensation benefits. It is also difficult to sue the insurance company as much case law does not allow it. That is fine in many cases…

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Delaying & Unnecessary Treatment for Workers’ Compensation

Unreasonable or Unnecessary Treatment for Workers’ Compensation   Work is becoming more and more dangerous. As a result, workplace safety is a considerable concern in the United States. In 2015, nearly 3 million American workers were injured on the job….

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Workers Comp & Working From Home: Claim an Accident Telecommuting

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Work From Home? Pennsylvania law requires all companies to cover employees under workers’ compensation. This applies to workers in almost all industries. This means that those injured during the course of their employment…

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5 Common Employer Defense Examples Against Workers’ Compensation Claims

Every state has a workers’ compensation program in place to provide benefits to those who are injured while on the job. These benefits include medical care, lost wages, specific loss benefits (such as losing a limb, loss of eyesight, or…

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Can You Reopen a Closed Workers’ Compensation Case? What Lawyers Have to Say

Yes, you can reopen a closed workers’ compensation case to get more benefits under specific circumstances in Pennsylvania. In general, your condition must have gotten worse to be able to open your case. That decrease in function or ability must be the…

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How and When You Can Receive Workers’ Compensation for Stress 

If you find yourself suffering from a severe stress-related workplace injury, you may be wondering, “can I even sue my employer for stress and anxiety”? The short answer to that question is yes, but it’s complicated. Stress in the workplace…

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What if Your Employer Refuses to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

After suffering a serious workplace injury, the absolute last thing you want to hear is that your employer refuses to file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf. Whether your employer refuses to file a workers’ compensation claim for lack…

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Workers’ Compensation Lump Sum Payments: What You Need to Know

Lump sum payments, also known as Compromise & Release, are one-time payments made to injured workers after a work-related injury instead of weekly or bi-weekly payments, or ‘structured settlements’, made over a period of time. Lump sum settlements are great…

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