PA Workers Comp Safety: Mining in Pennsylvania

Mining is both one of the most common and most dangerous jobs available in Pennsylvania. As a result of many of the risks involved with mining, the industry has received a lot of government legislation since the late 1800s. There have also been many major mining accidents. For example, the 1919 Wilkes-Barre mining explosion.   […]

PA Workers Comp: Not Following The Rules

We’ve discussed fault many times in the past. In most PA workers’ compensation cases, fault is not a determining factor in whether or not a person is entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits. If an injury takes place at work, it is work-related, and the injured person is entitled to benefits.    Often, employers will […]

PA Workers Comp Injury: Shoulders

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common work-related injuries people receive in Pennsylvania. The most common types of shoulder injuries are rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability, and shoulder sprains.    Workers most likely to receive shoulder injuries are those that work with their arms and do a lot of lifting and […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: Assault and Workplace Violence

Almost 2 million Americans report incidents of workplace violence each year. This is a scary statistic, because every person has the right to a safe and comfortable work environment. One of the most common questions we receive is whether or not victims of workplace violence are entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits.    The answer […]

PA Workers’ Comp Claims: Strange Cases

In most cases, if you have been injured on the job and must either miss work or seek medical treatment to recover, you are entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits. However, some cases are a little more confusing than others. Below are some of the circumstantial questions we have received as well as some information […]

It’s Important to Report Your Work Related Injury ASAP

If you live in Pennsylvania and have been injured on the job, you don’t have time to spare. The longer you go without reporting your work-related injury to your employer, the greater the chances are of your claim being denied.   Technically, you have 120 days after an injury takes place to report it. However, […]

PA Workers Comp: What Happens if I Refuse Treatment?

In regards to your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case, you have the right to refuse any treatment at any time. However, what most people want to know is how refusing treatment will impact their Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim.    Unlike many areas in PA workers’ comp, this issue is fairly black and white. Pennsylvania courts have […]

PA Workers Compensation: Who Has Your Best Interest In Mind?

In this post, we may be painting with a bit of a broad brush, but in most cases, it can be pretty easy to determine who has your best interest in mind when filing a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim.   Below is some information you can use to determine what you can expect from each […]

Tips for Having Your PA Workers’ Comp Claim Accepted

It's no secret that insurance companies will do all they can to get out of covering a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim. Below are a few tips you can use increase your chances of not being rejected.    1. Report Your Injury in a Timely Fashion In Pennsylvania, you have 120 days to report your injury. […]

PA Workers Comp: What Should I Do if I am Accused of Fraud?

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits exist so that victims of work related injuries can put food on the table, cover their medical bills, and take care of any other basic needs while they are unable to work. Some people that receive Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits lives are changed forever in that they will never be able […]