Category Archives: pa workers comp

Social Media Can Damage Your Pa Workers Comp Case

  Back in August, we touched briefly on the topic of social media with our post 3 Common Tricks Used By Insurance Companies to Fight Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation. However, since social media is starting to play such a significant role in every day life, we’ve decided it would be worth examining the relationship between Pennsylvania […]

Pa Workers Comp Safety: Working in the Snow

Back in November, we discussed safety tips for working in the cold. And, as any Pennsylvania resident knows, with winter cold comes winter snow. Here are a few safety tips you can use to avoid getting a work-related injury when working in the snow.     Please Dress Warmly As we mentioned in the cold […]

Pa Workers Comp: Health Insurance and Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

If a workers’ compensation case is denied, is the injured worker’s health insurance required to cover the cost of their medical bills? This is one of the most common questions we receive, and with good reason, as it can be a complicated matter. The short answer, of course, is yes. Insurance companies ARE obligated to […]

Pa Workers Comp: Can I be Fired for Anything Related to my Workers Comp Case?

Many times, injured workers elect not to file for worker' compensation or decide against fighting a denied claim based on the fear that they will anger their employer and will end up losing their job.    In the state of Pennsylvania, employers can fire an employee for any reason as long as the decision is […]

Pa Workers Comp: Case Mediation

Mediation is one of the fastest and most effective ways of settling a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case. Mediations can be both voluntary and mandatory. In this article, we will examine the meaning of mediation, its pros and cons, and discuss what it could mean for your Pa workers’ compensation case.     What is mediation? […]

Pa Workers Comp: What Should I Do If My Claim is Denied?

If you have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania and, as a result of this injury, are missing work, being treated by a medical doctor, or spending money on prescribed medication, there's a good chance are you are entitled to Pennsylvania worker's compensation benefits. But what if your employer denies you these rights?    […]

Pa Workers Comp Act: Know Your Rights

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires all employers in Pennsylvania to give their employees a notice of their rights. Unfortunately, many workers just skim this over or, even worse, don’t look at it all. Do you know all of YOUR rights? Below is a summary of the rights the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act guarantees you […]

Pennsylvania Workers Comp Safety: Working in the Cold

Winter is well on its way and, as all Pennsylvania residents know, this means cold temperatures. And, just like working in the heat can lead to serious health problems, so can working in the cold. Those that work in the cold are at risk for developing frostbite, hypothermia, trench foot. These are all very serious […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Injury: Head Injuries

Head injuries are amongst the most dangerous work-related incidents that can occur. Below is some information including the most common types, how to prevent them, and how they can be treated.    Types of Head Injuries A head injury is any type of trauma that damages the skull, scalp, or brain. One of the most […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: Can I Represent Myself in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

The state of Pennsylvania does allow injured workers to represent themselves in court. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor warns that “…you should be aware the WC litigation is complex, and your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier will be represented by an experienced attorney”. And they’re right. It is in your best interest to […]