Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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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 »

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Seven Days- Threshold Requirement In A Pa. Workers Compensation Case

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SEVEN. As in SEVEN days. Seven is the number of days one must be disabled from work in order to collect workers compensation wage loss benefits in Pennsylvania. For example, lets’ say that Joe injures his back at work on Monday, December 1, 2014. Joe reports the injury to his supervisor who sends Joe to the… Read more »

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Hurt At Work- File A Petition

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When seeking relief under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, a party- an injured worker (the claimant), an employer or an insurance company- may file a Petition with the Workers Compensation Bureau. The Petition may be filed via U.S. Mail or may also be filed electronically via email. The Petition will be assigned to a Workers Compensation… Read more »

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Job Offer To An Injured Worker

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Ed tripped and fell while working. He suffered a torn meniscus in his knee. Surgery was performed and Ed collected workers compensation benefits while recovering. Before his injury, he worked as a laborer. His job involved very strenuous physical activity. Ed’s doctor felt that Ed could go back to work in a modified capacity. Ed’s employer… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Work Injury

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Question: Fred had worked for a Texas-based natural gas drilling company for a number of years. The company started to develop drilling sites in Northeastern and North-Central Pennsylvania, and Fred’s company provided him with a hotel room a few miles from the drilling site. The hotel, however, was located in New York State just over the Pennslyvania… Read more »

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Gas Drilling Injury Lawyers

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The Scranton Times has reported that counties with a high density of Marcellus Shale Gas Field wells have a higher frequency of truck accidents , criminal arrests and higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases. This data was released by two environmental advocacy groups, PennEnvironment and Food & Water Watch, who are studying the effect natural gas drilling… Read more »

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Pa. Work Injury- Medical Expense Reimbursement

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In Pennsylvania, a workers compensation insurer is entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund for medical expenses paid on behalf of claimant. In the case of Dept. Of Labor & Industry v. WCAB (Crawford & Co.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the insurance carrier for the injured worker was entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund relative… Read more »

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Pa. Work Injury- Personal Comfort Doctrine

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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… Read more »