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September 14th, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Getting hurt at work can be stressful.  Having to deal with the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier can be challenging and knowing your rights is important. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we encounter. CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER? You cannot sue your employer, but you can seek Worker’s Compensation Benefits from them for any injury you received at your workplace, even if it was your fault. CAN I SUE ANYONE ELSE FOR MY INJURIES? YES! In many workplace injuries there was another party that was responsible for your injury. Common examples where someone else is responsible are:  a car accident, a defective product, or another contractor failed to do something or did something that caused your injury.  It’s important to have a lawyer evaluate your case to see if another party is responsible or partly responsible for your injury, HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO REPORT MY INJURY? You should report your injury immediately. However, the Workers’ Compensation Act Section 311 requires that notice of an injury be given within twenty-one (21) days after it occurs, or at the latest, within 120 days of the injury. WHAT TYPES OF DAMAGES DOES WORKERS COMPENSATION COVER? Workers’ Compensation covers the vast majority of injuries, even if you are at fault. Medical bills and

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September 14th, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Getting hurt at work can be stressful.  Having to deal with the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier can be challenging and knowing your rights is important. Below are some of the… + More

March 27th, 2020

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HURT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE

For most of us today, social media has become an almost integral part of our daily existence. And because everyone now has a forum to share their feelings, experiences, thoughts,… + More

February 10th, 2020

COMMON CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

Slip and fall accidents can take place anywhere and at any time but there are a few common reasons people slip and fall. Often when a person falls, they feel… + More

January 15th, 2020

Pennsylvania Salaried Workers to Earn More for Overtime

Salaried Pennsylvania workers have cause to celebrate following a favorable ruling on overtime compensation by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In Chevalier v. General Nutrition Centers, the Supreme Court ruled that… + More

December 6th, 2019

5 TIPS TO FOLLOW WHEN IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A motor vehicle accident can be traumatic and scary. When you get hit by another car it is often hard to remember what to do. Considering that 4.5 million people… + More

November 25th, 2019

What is PIP (Personal Injury Protection)?

If you have ever been in a car accident, one of the first questions you may hear will involve the word PIP. PIP is personal injury protection and will pay… + More

October 30th, 2019

AS THE SEASON CHANGES SO DOES THE INCREASE IN SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS: WHAT TO KNOW

The fall season comes with many exciting transformations. The leaves start to change colors as the temperatures ease, and as winter waits in the wings, the holiday season approaches. But… + More

August 7th, 2019

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation and Retaliatory Discharge

Getting Fired While On Workers Compensation: Pennsylvania Wrongful Termination Let’s talk about Joe. Joe worked for company ABC for several years. One day he slipped and fell at work and… + More

May 1st, 2019

THE SECRET ABOUT SELECTING DOCTORS THAT PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURERS DO NOT WANT INJURED WORKERS TO KNOW

John was working in a warehouse when a heavy box fell on him, injuring his back and neck.  John knew right away that he was hurt.  He needed to go… + More

March 27th, 2019

Medical Marijuana and Workers Compensation In Pennsylvania

In 2016, Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act. For the first time, doctors are able to prescribe marijuana to address one of a number of serious medical conditions. Included in… + More

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