Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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Impairment Rating Evaluation (ire) In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

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In Pennsylvania, after a workers compensation claimant receives payment of 104 weeks of temporary total disability benefits (TTD), the employer can request that the claimant undergo an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) to assess claimant’s percentage of impairment. The IRE exam is performed by physician selected by Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers Compensation…. Read more »

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Scranton Clarks Summit Archbald Work Injury- Workers Compensation

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Adam injured his left arm while lifting heavy widgets at work with his employer, Scott Manufacturing Company. The employer acknowledged the injury and began paying Adam workers compensation wage loss benefits as Adam was unable to work. Fortunately, Adam received excellent medical care and was released to return to work without restriction by his doctor about… Read more »

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The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was created by Congress in 1970. OSHA’s goal is to assure safety in the workplace for working men and women by setting, maintaining and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance to employers and their workers. OSHA is administered by… Read more »

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Injured Workers In Pennsylvania

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In Pennsylvania, if an injured worker voluntarily withdraws from the labor market, the employer can seek to suspend the payment of workers compensation wage loss benefits. Likewise, if an injured worker retires voluntarily, the employer can utilize evidence of the retirement as grounds to stop paying weekly workers compensation wage loss checks. Pennsylvania courts have… Read more »

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What Can You Recover In A Pa. Work Injury Case?

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If you are injured while working in Pennsylvania, the Workers Compensation Act provides the sole and exclusive remedy for an employee who seeks to recover for an injury sustained during the course of his or her employment. This law clearly states that the “liability of an employer under this act shall be exclusive and in place of any… Read more »