Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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Workers Compensation- Thomas P. Cummings- Pennsylvania Work Injury Lawyer

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In order to get your workers compensation case before a Judge, the injured worker (claimant), the employer or the  insurance company can file a petition with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. There are many different types of Petitions. These include: – Claim Petition filed by the claimant to establish that the claimant is entitled to benefits for… Read more »

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Moosic Clarks Summit Throop Dickson City Work Injury- Workers Compensation Lawyer

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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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Scranton Moosic Workers Compensation- Fatal Work Injury Lawyer

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The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary for 2011. The statistics reveal that in 2011, 780 workers were killed as a result of violence and other injuries by persons or animals. These include 458 homicides and 242 suicides. Shootings were the most common cause… Read more »

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Moosic Towanda Tunkhannock Wokers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer

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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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Scranton Moosic Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer

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The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act allows compensation for “an injury to an employee, regardless of his previous physical condition, arising in the course of his employment and related thereto…”. The term “injury” can include aggravation of a prior or pre-existing condition. Injuries can be physical or mental in nature. An “injury” does not necessarily require a… Read more »

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Scranton Moosic Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer

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If you suffer the loss of an eye or loss of vision as the result of a work injury, the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act allows financial recovery for such injury. “Loss” of vision is determined by assessing the injured worker’s eyesight without the use of corrective lenses. Where the eye is injured but not destroyed,… Read more »

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Scranton Moosic Dunmore Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal work-related  injuries among Latino and Hispanic workers increased to 729 in 2011. This was a 3% increase from 707 fatal injuries in 2010. 69 percent of the 729 fatal work injuries involving Hispanic or Latino workers involved foreign-born workers. There were 823 fatal work injuries involving… Read more »