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Monthly Archives: August 2020


Reporting a Workplace Injury to Seek Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania: Everything You Need to Know

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you were injured in a workplace accident or were diagnosed with a work-related illness, it is critical to notify your employer as soon as possible. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to deny workers’ compensation claims when an injured employee fails to report their injury in a timely manner. Notifying your employer… Read More »

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Are Independent Contractors Entitled to Workers’ Comp Benefits in Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

In recent years, an increasing number of businesses have been hiring freelancers and independent contractors rather than employees. However, many independent contractors have many of the same duties and responsibilities as employees. But are independent contractors entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they suffer a work-related injury or illness? In Pennsylvania, employers will often… Read More »

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Can You Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you were fired after filing a workers’ compensation claim following your work-related injury or illness, you are probably wondering, “Did my employer fire me legally or was it retaliation?” This is a good question to ask a knowledgeable Harrisburg workers’ compensation lawyer. Can Your Employer Fire You for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim… Read More »

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COVID-19 and Workplace Injury Risks for Pennsylvania’s First Responders, Grocery Store, and Warehouse Workers

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

First responders risk their lives to protect citizens. Since first responders are often exposed to hazards on-the-job, they are likely to suffer injuries while performing their duties. The COVID-19 pandemic showed how important first responders are and how dangerous their job is. First responders were not the only ones who served a critical role… Read More »

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