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Facial Injuries In A Pa. Work Injury Case

Bobby worked for the ABC Warehouse and Ladder Company for over twenty years without ever sustaining an injury. Unfortunately, Bobby’s luck ran out he was struck in the mouth by a ladder causing Bobby to lose five of his front teeth and a nasty gash from his upper lip to his cheek. As a result of […]

Slip and Fall- Work Injury?

Question: I applied for a job at (name omitted). When I was leaving my job interview, the elevator in the building was being serviced so I had to take the stairs. As I was going down the stairs, the handrail broke away from the wall causing me to fall. I injured my back and twisted my knee. I […]

“Work From Home” Work Injury- Can You Collect Workers Comp?

George was employed as a sales manager with Spacely Enterprises. He worked three days per week at Spacely’s Scranton, Pa. office and worked at home, in his basement office, two days per week. While working at home one day, George received a work-related telephone call from his boss, Mr. Spacely, while he was upstairs drinking a glass of […]

Can Someone Collect Both Workers Comp and Social Security?

Leo had sustained a serious back injury while working and had been collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits for about one year. Despite several surgeries, Leo’s back was not improving and it was unlikely that he could return to work at any type of gainful employment. To make matters worse, Leo had also developed other problems including arthritis in his shoulder, […]

Injured On The Job? What Can I Collect?

Question: I was offered a lump sum payment to settle my workers compensation claim. I’m back to work and I haven’t seen a doctor for the injury in over two years. I talked to the representative from the insurance company several times and their latest offer seems fair to me. But I just talked to […]

Medical Complications in a Work Injury Case

Ed was employed as a professor at a local university. Part of Ed’s job duties involved mentoring and advising students seeking degrees in the school’s graduate program. One Fall day, Ed attended a lunch meeting with a doctoral candidate to discuss his thesis. When getting up from the table, Ed tripped and fell injuring his […]

Reducing Workers Compensation Benefits

If you have been injured at work and are collecting wage loss benefits under the Pa. Workers Compensation Act, your right to benefits may be reduced by receipt of other forms of benefits. For example, your workers compensation benefits may be reduced if you also receive unemployment benefits, severance benefits, pension benefits, and Social Security retirement […]


In Pennsylvania the long standing policy is that an employer can terminate an employee at any time, for any reason or for no reason whatsoever. Henry vs. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, 139 Pa. 289 1891. This doctrine is still the law in Pennsylvania although over time exceptions have been carved out. The Pennsylvania Supreme […]

Unable To Work- Can I Qualify For Social Security Disability?

Question: I am unable to work due to several medical issues. My past work experience was very strenuous and required a lot of heavy lifting. I can’t do that anymore. Will I be eligible for Social Security disability benefits? C.P., Towanda, Pa. Answer: To qualify for Social Security disability (SSDIB) benefits, you must establish several things. […]

A Small Cut Leads To Big Problems: Will Workers Compensation Be Responsible?

Question: I suffered a small cut on my finger at work last month. My boss was in the room when it happened.  I went to the company nurse who cleaned the cut and gave me a band-aid. No paperwork was filled out because it semed like no big deal. Well now the cut is infected. It’s […]