Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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Work Injury- Coming And Going To Work

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Under the laws of this Commonwealth, in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, an injured worker bears the burden of demonstrating that any injuries he has sustained occurred in the course and scope of his employment. Employees who sustain injuries away from an employer’s premises while travelling to and from work are generally not… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law- Workers Compensation Lawyer

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Under the terms of the Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law,  firefighter cancer claims can be filed by, or on behalf of any active, retired, career or volunteer firefighter who has been treated or is being treated for cancer, regardless of when the cancer was treated or diagnosed. The law affords a presumption that the cancer diagnosis… Read more »

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Medical Treatment In A Workers Comp Work Injury Case

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If you suffer a work-related injury in Pennsylvania, the Pa. Workers’ Compensation Act gives your employer the right to establish a list of designated health care providers with whom injured workers are required to seek treatment for a work injury. The physicians on these lists are called “panel physicians”. When the “panel physician”  list is… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law

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The Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law, which became effective as of July 7, 2011,  now enumerates cancer as an occupational disease for firefighters. This law also extends the limitations period within which a firefighter can file a work-related cancer claim to 600 weeks- a period of more than 11 years- after the date of last… Read more »

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Time Limits On Reporting And Filing A Pa. Work Injury Claim

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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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Work Injury- Exclusions To Workers Compensation Act

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In Pennsylvania, there are certain circumstances that would exclude an injury from being covered under the Workers Compensation Act. These exclusions are defined by statute and 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 a positive… Read more »

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Marcellus Gas Work Injury Lawyers

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According to records released by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 80% to 90%  of Pennsylvania’s shale gas drilling production is coming from only 6 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. A large amount of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale gas production comes from counties in North Central Pennsylvania and counties situated near Pittsburgh near the Ohio border. Bradford, Tioga, Susquehanna, and Lycoming Counties account for almost 60% of the total… Read more »