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…

201702.28
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Does the insurance company have to find me a job?

When you are out on disability and your doctor says you have reached maximum medical improvement, or simply says it is time to try to work, it is time to find a lawyer as soon as possible. The reason, because the insurance company has to either bring you back to work with your time of…

201612.29
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Warehouse Injuries

Today’s working landscape is changing. Logistical supply is growing faster in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, than any other business. The diversity of physical and mental requirements and demands workers are expected to deal with are also changing. Lifting, bending, climbing, twisting, coupled with assembly line type of stresses all contribute to injuries which…

201610.11
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Pitfalls to avoid in settling your workers’ compensation case.

There are many potential pitfalls that one can encounter in settling their workers’ compensation case.  Probably the most significant one would be to make sure that you protect your future rights to receive the maximum amount of Social Security Disability should the need for Social Security Disability arise. We all have to remember that the day…

201609.19
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Can I afford a settlement of my workers’ compensation case?

To begin to understand the process of settling your workers’ compensation case please refer to my prior Blog of May 7, 2014 on the process of mediation and how it can lead up to a settlement.  The purpose of this article is to discuss the financial aspects of settling your case and how it really…

201609.13
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Workers’ Comp, The Basics Pt. 2

In our last blog we outlined the core principles of the workers’ compensation system. This time we will get into a little bit more detail. As discussed previously if you are injured at work you may be entitled to the Workers’ Compensation benefits of lost wages, and covered medical care. So, how does an injured…

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…