201710.05
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How do I apply for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Technically your application for workers’ compensation benefits occurs when you notify your employer that you had an on the job injury.  Your employer is then supposed to get back to you within the prescribed period of time (21 days) as to whether they are going to accept or deny your workers’ compensation claim.  What happens…

201607.06
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Workers’ Comp, The Basics Pt 1.

The PA Workers’ Compensation system can be a large and scary system for injured workers that don’t have experience dealing with its intricacies.  However, at its heart the system is very simple. PA Workers’ Compensation was created to help people that were injured at work. It is designed to help workers with two things. Workers’…

201606.07
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When can the insurance company stop my benefits?

Because this question is asked so many times it bears repeating the circumstances under which a workers’ compensation insurance company can stop your benefits.  First of all it is important to separate the benefits.  There are disability benefits also known as wage loss benefits and hereinafter referred to as wage loss benefits, and there are…

201511.12
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Latent Occupational Diseases and Reasonable Discovery

Have you been diagnosed with a disease such as Hepatitis,Tuberculosis, Silicosis, Pneumoconiosis, heart or lung diseases?  Do you, or did you work in a profession that exposed you to infected blood, dust particles, asbestos, or hydrocarbon distillates?  If you answered yes to these questions, or have another condition related to your work environment, you may…

201511.04
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The Basics of Occupational Disease

Occupational diseases are a type of work injury that entitle you to compensation under both the Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Occupational Disease Act in Pennsylvania. For the majority of injuries that entitle workers to compensation covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act such as a back injury, broken bones, crush injuries or a repetitive stress…

201411.12
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My workers’ compensation benefits and relationship to Social Security Benefits

Many people often ask can I receive my workers’ compensation wage loss benefits and also receive Social Security Benefits? To begin to explain this, one must understand the general framework of Social Security Benefits. The first step is to distinguish between Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) and Social Security Retirement Benefits (SSR). The scope of…