As published in the November/December issue of Hempfield Suburban News Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act is a unique creature. While fault for a work injury is most times irrelevant—meaning, even if you cause the accident, you will be entitled to benefits—these benefits are limited in nature and scope. For instance, your indemnity benefits, resulting from a…

Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation laws are designed to protect most workers by providing compensation for medical expenses incurred because of a work-related injury. Depending on the extent of your injury, you may also be entitled to payment for lost wages. The law also provides for “specific loss” benefits, which you may be entitled to receive for…

Nearly all workers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured on the job or suffer an illness due to work conditions. During 2015, 166,102 work injury and illness cases were reported to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania. Most of us assume of we are injured…

*As Published in the Hempfield Suburban News Over the last couple of decades, I have handled several thousand workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured employees, or claimants. Even though the same set of laws governs work-related injuries in Pennsylvania, each and every claim is different in many ways. One thing, though, that has been…

If you have recently sustained an injury at work, in Lancaster County, you are probably wondering what steps you need to take to properly file a workers’ compensation claim. Whatever you do, do not make any of the following work injury-related mistakes, because your case, and the amount of compensation you are entitled to, could…

If you are injured at work in the state of Pennsylvania, your right to compensation is covered by the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. This piece of legislation is vital for workers throughout the state, but what exactly does it cover? Let’s take a look… What is workers’ compensation? The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for…

If you have suffered an injury or illness at work, creating a paper trail may be the last thing on your mind. Yet, if you believe that you may be entitled to compensation, it is absolutely essential to start building your case from the outset. Here are four steps that everyone injured in the workplace…

As an attorney whose entire practice is dedicated to helping victims of car crashes, slip and falls and work accidents (i.e., plaintiffs and claimants), I am constantly presented with requests from insurance companies to send my clients out for “independent” medical examinations. By law, most of the time, a plaintiff or claimant is required to…

Given the aggressiveness and calculation with which employers and their insurance companies are handling work-related injuries these days, it is more important than ever for employees to understand their rights and obligations under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system and to be aware of how a seemingly slight misstep, no matter how minor or innocent it may…

With Memorial Day now behind us, summer is just around the corner – and that means construction season. While we rely on construction workers to maintain our roads, bridges, sidewalks, and homes, we often take for granted just how dangerous a construction job can be. In 2013, OSHA reported that out of the 4,101 worker fatalities in private industry…

© 2017 Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C.

logo-footer