Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation

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Jurisdiction In A Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Case- Where Will I Be Heard??

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Question: I work for a business based in Pennsylvania. I was injured on the job but my injury occurred out-of-state. Can I pursue a Pennsylvania workers comp claim? Answer: It will depend on the facts and your work situation. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act applies to all injuries that occur within Pennsylvania. If the injury… Read more »

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Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefits

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If you suffer a loss of hearing as a result of exposure to noise  in the workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, compensation may be awarded for permanent loss of hearing which is medically established- by expert medical proof -to be caused by long term exposure… Read more »

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Workers Compensation- Circumstances Where Injury Is Excluded

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In the State of Pennsylvania, there are certain circumstances where a work injury would be excluded from being covered under the Workers Compensation Act. These exclusions, defined by statute, include: – an intentionally self-inflicted injury, -an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of law, -an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of… Read more »

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120 Days To Give Notice Of A Work Injury In Pennsylvania

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Question: Is there a time limit on how long I have to report a work injury to my employer? Also, is there a time limit to file a claim with the workers comp (workers compensation) insurance company?  D. H., (City name withheld), Pa. Answer: You should make every effort to report a work injury to your employer as soon as… Read more »

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Seven Days- Threshold Requirement In A Pa. Workers Compensation Case

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SEVEN. As in SEVEN days. Seven is the number of days one must be disabled from work in order to collect workers compensation wage loss benefits in Pennsylvania. For example, lets’ say that Joe injures his back at work on Monday, December 1, 2014. Joe reports the injury to his supervisor who sends Joe to the… Read more »

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Hurt At Work- File A Petition

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When seeking relief under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, a party- an injured worker (the claimant), an employer or an insurance company- may file a Petition with the Workers Compensation Bureau. The Petition may be filed via U.S. Mail or may also be filed electronically via email. The Petition will be assigned to a Workers Compensation… Read more »

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Job Offer To An Injured Worker

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Ed tripped and fell while working. He suffered a torn meniscus in his knee. Surgery was performed and Ed collected workers compensation benefits while recovering. Before his injury, he worked as a laborer. His job involved very strenuous physical activity. Ed’s doctor felt that Ed could go back to work in a modified capacity. Ed’s employer… Read more »