Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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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 »

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

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Question: You’ve been injured on the job. Your employer has acknowledged the claim and has paid your wage loss benefits and is paying for your work related medical expenses. Can you now sue your employer in a civil case seeking additional damges for pain and suffering, future loss of earnings, etc.? ANSWER: Generally speaking, NO. The… Read more »

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Pa. Gas Well Drilling Injury – Workers Comp Lawyer

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Question: Fred had worked for a Texas-based natural gas drilling company for a number of years. The company started to develop drilling sites in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Fred’s company provided him with a hotel room a few miles from the drilling site. The hotel, however, was located in New York State just over the Pennslyvania border. Fred… Read more »