Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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Pa. Work Injury Must Occur In The Course And Scope Of Employment

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In Pennsylvania, to establish a claim for workers compensation benefits, the injury must occur in the course and scope of employment. The Commonwealth Court addressed this issue in the case of Penn State University v. WCAB (Smith). In that case, the Court determined that the evidence presented was insufficient to establish that the workers’ compensation claimant, Mr. Smith,… Read more »

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Moosic Scranton Clarks Summit Workers Compensation- Workers Comp Work Injury Lawyer

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

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Moosic Work Injury- Scranton Workers Comp Lawyer- Thomas P. Cummings

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Question: I live and work in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I was injured at work. What are my rights? Can I receive payments while I’m out? Who will pay my medical bills? Answer:  If you are injured at work, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for your medical expenses and, in the event you are unable to work, also… Read more »

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Scranton Wilkes Barre Work Injury- Workers Compensation

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Question: I was injured while driving to work. Can I apply for workers compensation benefits? A.L. Berwick, Pa. Answer: Under Pennsylvania workers compensation laws, 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…. Read more »

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Understanding Worker’s Compensation And Regulatory Responsibility

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New reports from this past March indicate that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA has put together a pretty long laundry list of problems with Indiana’s state agency that handles workplace safety. The heart of the federal report involves issues on whistle blowing and how the state’s agency treats reported and documented… Read more »

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Scarnton Moosic Work Injury- Workers Compensation Lawyer

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that an employee who signed a Workers’ Compensation Disclaimer at the time of commencing employment effectively waived her right to file claims against clients of her employer for damages otherwise covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act. In this case, Bowman v. Sunoco, Inc., the employee, Ms. Bowman filed a… Read more »