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Feds set up 'surveillance' to improve workers' compensation

Considering the intense focus the world currently has on the revelations about how the U.S. has been gathering data scraps on individuals in the name of national security, the term "surveillance" might not be the best term to use. But it is the one that federal officials have attached to a new initiative related to workers' compensation.

Pennsylvania firefighters claim hearing loss from siren blare

Life has its risks. Just getting out of bed in the morning opens a person up to all sorts of dangers. It’s a reality that people just learn to expect and come to live with. Most people in Pennsylvania don’t think too much about it. But as a society, we know that there are ways to mitigate risk and that’s one reason why workers’ compensation is a universal reality in our state and across the nation.

Pennsylvania officials hail 2nd straight workers' comp rate drop

Last week we posted about how there's growing concern among some in the workers' compensation insurance field that the system in Pennsylvania and elsewhere is in such a state of dysfunction that it sorely needs some reform. There are those who are of the opinion that the workers' compensation system, as it is used by many employers and insurance companies, often causes more harm than good for workers who get injured on the job.

Workers' comp dysfunction: Creating more harm than good?

From the standpoint of history, the concept of workers' compensation deserves a solid thumbs up. But there are many who likely would argue that from the standpoint of how it fulfills its mission these days, the system of workers' compensation in Pennsylvania and all the other states of the union has fallen into a state of severe decay.

Limits on temporary workers' comp benefits in question

The benefits that are required to be provided by Pennsylvania employers when a worker is injured on the job tend to be pretty well documented. There are laws that spell out minimums and limits. These then get translated into the insurance policies that employers purchase.

Feds lower boom on alleged mining workers' comp fraud scheme

Workers' compensation is supposed to be the safety net that makes sure Pennsylvania workers and their families are protected from the disastrous effects of workplace accidents. When someone is injured on the job, they and their loved ones need the confidence that their employer has fulfilled their obligation of providing adequate worker's compensation insurance coverage. Without it, people can be cast into destitution.

Tree trim worker breaks leg in freak crane accident

Everyone has likely seen those big truck-mounted cranes. They make their way around Bucks County and other communities, being put to use as needed on all sorts of projects. Sometimes they help put things up. Sometimes they help bring things down. Sometimes things go wrong and job sight accidents occur that prompt workers' compensation situations.

Making injured workers equal players in workers' comp system

There is more to getting compensation when a worker is injured on the job than just filing the claim. The workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania is in place by law, but that doesn't mean it runs on automatic pilot. There are many players and many facets to manage to get a worker back to wholeness of life and work. That's one reason why having an attorney with particular experience in workers' compensation issues can be so helpful.

Pennsylvania seminar provides update of workers' compensation law

An upcoming seminar offered by the National Business Institute at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, reminds practitioners and claimants alike of the complexities that can arise in filing workers' compensation claims.

Ex-county official charged with embezzling workers' comp system

One of the most common complaints heard from business people in Bucks County and the rest of the country is that the costs of required insurance coverage such as workers' compensation are out of control. Medical costs are out of control. Fraudulent workers' compensation claims are out of control.

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