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How to Decide Whether You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

A Pennsylvania worker who is hurt at work or becomes ill as a result of a job has the right to be represented by an attorney throughout a workers’ compensation claim. However, the law does not require a worker to…

Workers’ Comp Covers Lost Use of Body Parts, Scarring


Pennsylvania workers’ compensation for  most workplace injuries or illnesses includes medical coverage and weekly wage replacement. But a worker may also be entitled to “specific loss” or “disfigurement” benefits for injuries that that result in permanent loss of function or…

Hospital Workers Risk Injury, Illness

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When people consider the most dangerous places to work, hospitals probably do not come to mind. Yet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that hospitals are among the nation’s most hazardous workplaces. Hospitals reported 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses…

Is Your Pennsylvania Job Among the Most Dangerous?

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When you think of dangerous jobs, you may envision firefighting or law enforcement. While police and firefighters do face risks, their jobs are not on a list of the 10 most dangerous jobs compiled by FinancesOnline.com. The personal finance website…

Back Injuries Most Common Type of Workplace Injury


Although workplace injuries have declined overall in the past decade, back injuries remain the most common type of workplace injury in the United States, according to Occupational Health & Safety Magazine.  Workers in all type of industries, from construction to…

Workers’ Compensation, Safety Rules Apply To Temporary Workers

A temporary worker at the DuraBond facility in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, was injured on the job recently when he was struck by a falling pipe, triblive.com reported. The man was among a group of workers who were loading pipe when some…

Pennsylvania Court Denies Ex-Steeler’s Appeal for Workers’ Comp


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal by former Pittsburgh Steelers player Ainsley T. Battles of his denial of workers’ compensation benefits. The case revolved around whether Battles actually lost income as a result of an injury…

Pennsylvania Sets Workers’ Compensation Maximums for 2014

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As a Pennsylvania worker, you may be entitled to wage replacement benefits through workers’ compensation if you are injured or become ill as a result of your employment. The amount you receive depends on whether you are totally or partially disabled…

Pennsylvania Court Awards Workers’ Compensation to Mother Stabbed by Son


A Pennsylvania court recently ruled that a woman is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries she sustained when she was stabbed by her disabled son. At the time, the woman was being paid to care for her son under…

Court Eases Compensation Rules for Mesothelioma Victims

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently handed down a decision with widespread implications for workers who suffer from a workplace-related disease.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently handed down a decision with widespread implications for workers who suffer from a workplace-related disease. The Pennsylvania Record reported that the ruling opens the door for workers who discover an occupational disease beyond the 300-week period…

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