Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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Retiree Injured At Part-time Work- Workers Compensation

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Fred enjoyed a long, successful working life and decided to retire. He was collecting Social Security retirement benefits as well as a union pension. But life as a retiree bored Fred, so he decided to get a part-time job working at a local home inprovement store. Unfortunately for Fred, he suffered an injury to his back while assisting a customer with… Read more »

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Reporting A Work Injury- Workers Compensation Lawyer

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If you suffer a work-related injury in Pennsylvania, it’s very important that you report the injury in a timely fashion. You should report any injury or work-related illness to your employer or supervisor immediately. You should tell your employer how the injury occurred, the date of the injury and where the injury occurred. Failure to… Read more »

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Social Security And Workers Comp- Can I Collect Both???

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Question: I was injured at work and I am receiving workers compensation benefits. Since I cannot work as a result of the work injury, I have also applied for Social Security Disability benefits. If I am found “disabled” by Social Security, can I collect both workers comp and Social Security at the same time? Answer:… Read more »

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Scranton Moosic Taylor Work Injury- Workers Compensation Lawyer

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Question: I had an accident at work and I am receiving workers compensation benefits. But the workers compensation insurance is giving me some trouble about paying my medical bills. What are my rights in my workers compensation claim? Anonymous, Taylor, Pa. Answer: In a Pennsylvania workers compensation claim, the employer (or the employer’s insurance company) is… Read more »

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Wilkes Barre Scranton Work Injury- Workers Compensation

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Question: I hurt myself at work last year and I collected Workers Comp benefits. My condition improved and I went back to work. But now I’m not earning the same pay as I was before I got hurt. Will the insurance company make up the difference? D.H., Luzerne County, Pa.  Answer: When an injured worker (claimant) returns… Read more »

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Prompt Written Notice Of A Pennsylvania Work Injury- Pa. Workers Compensation Lawyer- Thomas Cummings

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If you suffer a work injury in Pennsylvania, the  Workers’ Compensation Act requires that a Notice of Ability to Return to Work form must be issued to an injured worker (the “claimant”) in a “prompt” fashion in order for an employer to pursue a modification or suspension of the claimant’s wage loss benefits based on… Read more »

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Workers Compensation Injury Report- Workers Comp Attorney- Thomas P. Cummings

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Under Pennsylvania law, employers are required to file a Report of Injury form with the Workers Compensation Bureau within 48 hours for injuries resulting in death and within 10 days for all other injuries that result in disability lasting more than one day or resulting in the loss of one “shift” of work. If you’ve suffered… Read more »

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Medical Complications In A Pa. Work Injury Case- Workers Comp Lawyer- Thomas P. Cummings

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Biff was working for his employer, MNOP Construction, at a job site in Pennsylvania when he suffered a terrible fall fracturing his hip. Unfortunately, complications set in and Biff had to have his hip replaced. During the hip replacement surgery, Biff developed a pulmonary embolism which eventually led to a stroke leaving Biff partially paralyzed. Had it not… Read more »