Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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Facial Scarring In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

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If you suffer a work injury in Pennsylvania that results in scarring or disfigurement of the head, face or neck, you may be entitled to payment of monetary benefits. The scarring must be serious, permanent, unsightly, and not usually incident to the employment. For purposes of assessing the value of the disfigurement, a Workers Compensation Judge will view your… Read more »

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Payment Of Medical Bills In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

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In a claim for benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, the employer (or the employer’s insurance company) is obligated to pay medical expenses which are reasonable, necessary and related to the accepted work injury. The medical bills must be paid within 30 days of the bill and medical documentation regarding the medical treatment being received… Read more »

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“prompt” Notice Of Ability To Return To Work- Pa. Work Injury

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The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires that a Notice of Ability to Return to Work form must be issued to an injured worker (the “claimant”) in a “prompt” fashion in order for an employer to pursue a modification or suspension of the claimant’s wage loss benefits based on an earning power assessment. However, the Act… Read more »

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Does Bubba Have A Claim For Benefits Under The Pennsylvania workers’ Compensation Act?

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Bubba was employed as a foreman on a gas drilling rig in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale field. Bubba had been suffering from diabetes for a number of years. Most of the time, Bubba was able to keep his blood sugar levels under control. But there were times when Bubba was not able to do so. One day… Read more »

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Jurisdiction In A Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Case- Where Will I Be Heard??

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Question: I work for a business based in Pennsylvania. I was injured on the job but my injury occurred out-of-state. Can I pursue a Pennsylvania workers comp claim? Answer: It will depend on the facts and your work situation. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act applies to all injuries that occur within Pennsylvania. If the injury… Read more »

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Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefits

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If you suffer a loss of hearing as a result of exposure to noise  in the workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, compensation may be awarded for permanent loss of hearing which is medically established- by expert medical proof -to be caused by long term exposure… Read more »

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Workers Compensation- Circumstances Where Injury Is Excluded

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In the State of Pennsylvania, there are certain circumstances where a work injury would be excluded from being covered under the Workers Compensation Act. These exclusions, defined by statute, include: – an intentionally self-inflicted injury, -an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of law, -an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of… Read more »

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120 Days To Give Notice Of A Work Injury In Pennsylvania

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Question: Is there a time limit on how long I have to report a work injury to my employer? Also, is there a time limit to file a claim with the workers comp (workers compensation) insurance company?  D. H., (City name withheld), Pa. Answer: You should make every effort to report a work injury to your employer as soon as… Read more »