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Workers’ comp cases can be complicated: work with an experienced attorney

Workers who are injured on the job, readers know, have the right to receive workers’ compensation for the injuries they suffer. While many employers honor their employees’ right to workers’ compensation, some do not always do so.

Work with an attorney on your workplace retaliation claim

Worker’s compensation is an important resource for those who are injured on the job. Under Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act, workers who suffer workplace injury are able to obtain medical expenses and wage-loss compensation. Death benefits may also be available for dependent survivors.

Workers’ compensation: a bargain that comes with a price

Everybody is aware that one of the benefits they have as an employee is the ability to apply for workers’ compensation for on-the-job injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are an important resource for injured workers since they provide reasonable and necessary payments for lost wages, medical care, specific loss benefits, and even death benefits.

D.C. workers’ comp inefficiencies, mismanagement leave injured workers frustrated

In case anybody was wondering: yes, it is true: government is not always efficient in conducting business. When it comes to workers’ compensation claims for government employees, this inefficiency can be particularly frustrating. Right now in the District of Columbia, government workers injured on the job know this all too well. There, injured employees, attorneys and advocacy groups complain of various flaws in the system, including delays and inconsistency in decisions regarding claims.

Senator proposes alternative means of enforcing employee misclassification law

Employee misclassification is not a small issue in the United States generally, and in Pennsylvania in particular. In fact, at least one state lawmaker feels the issue is serious enough to warrant a new law tackling the issue. Although the state has already passed a law punishing employers for misclassifying workers, but Senator Mike Stack has pointed out that state regulators, for whatever reason, are not diligently enforcing penalties.

Court draws lines on 'financial hardship' in workers' compensation recoupment

One of the aspects of workers' compensation in Pennsylvania that can be frustrating for those injured at work is recoupment. This refers to the ability of employers to gain back prior workers' compensation payments to an employee. Often this is done by reducing benefits going forward. One of the protections for employees facing possible recoupment is that courts presume that recoupment will cause hardship when an employer waits two years or more to satisfy a notice obligation.

Workers' compensation approved for company kickball game injury

Many of our readers can name at least one instance where they've been either required or pressured to participate in some company activity whether they wanted to or not. Whether it's a picnic, a run, a trust-building exercise or a game of softball, many of us have a story. For most of us, though, it's not as bad as that of a man who worked for a South Carolina public relations firm.

Be aware of employers who don't cooperate with workers' comp claims, P.2

In our last post, we began with the topic of employers who refuse to cooperate with injured workers who file for workers' compensation claims. The first case we discussed involved an employer who lost on appeal. In this post, we'll talk about a recent case in which the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of an employer.

Be aware of employers who don't cooperate with workers' comp claims, P.1

When it comes to workers' compensation, employers do not always cooperate with employees seeking to file a claim or with other aspects of the process. In this and the next post, we'll look at a couple recent Pennsylvania court cases which highlight this issue.

Injured trucker finally gets the benefits he deserves

One of the things we've mentioned on this blog before is that employers do not always cooperate when it comes to workers' compensation claims. There are various ways employers can put up roadblocks to a worker receiving appropriate compensation. Among them are using an employee's suspected citizenship status. Don't think employers are above this tactic. A recent case shows they aren't.

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