It seems easy. You were injured on the job. You file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You think all you have to do is wait for your benefit check to arrive. Then, you get zapped with reality. The workers’ compensation insurer has denied your claim. You are stunned. You do not understand why your…

There are a number of jobs out there that pose some risk to life and limb, but a few of them put workers in danger on a daily basis. In Pennsylvania, there are five jobs that are the most dangerous and are responsible for causing the most work injuries. Does your vocation make the list?…

The death of a loved one is never easy to accept. If that death could have been prevented, it is even harder to accept. If you recently lost a spouse or family member, and you believe your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you may be entitled to…

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…

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