Workers Compensation

5 Things You Should Never Say to a Workers’ Comp Doctor

Your workers’ compensation doctor has a huge impact on your workers’ compensation claim. The doctor will decide your treatment plan, work restrictions, and how your injury will affect you for years to come. Because their opinion is so crucial, your…

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How Much Are Workers’ Comp Payments & Settlements for Back Injuries?

About a million workplace back injuries are reported every year in a variety of occupations, from truck drivers to nurses. You might be one of these injured workers wondering what the average workers’ comp settlement for a back injury actually…

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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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Workers’ Compensation: Nursing is the Most Dangerous Job in America

When you think of dangerous jobs, what types of occupations come to mind? Maybe construction, logging, mining, or manufacturing? While those jobs do come with many risks, you may be surprised that one of the most dangerous careers is nursing….

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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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