Monthly Archives: December 2021
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Supreme Court Finds An Award Of Attorney Fees Are “Mandatory” For Injured Workers Who Prevail In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases
In the case of Lorino v. W.C.A.B. (Commonwealth of PA/Penn DOT), ___ A.3d ___, 2021 WL 6058030, filed 12.22.2021 (Pa. 2021), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a unanimous decision, has ruled that injured workers who are successful in fighting for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits shall also be awarded the costs of their attorney fees… Read More »
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Suffering a serious workplace injury at any type of worksite can be both debilitating and demoralizing, even if you are relatively certain that you will be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Yet some employees worry that their work circumstances will make a workers’ compensation claim more difficult, or that they will need to… Read More »
If you have recently become disabled as a result of an injury or illness, you are likely thinking about applying for disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides benefits to people who are disabled and have worked for enough time to be eligible. Our Harrisburg Social Security disability lawyers can tell… Read More »
Every year, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry determines the maximum workers’ compensation rate for injured workers. For injured workers who suffer a work injury between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, the maximum amount of workers compensation an injured worker can receive is $1,205.00. This represents an increase from the 2021… Read More »
Many of those who receive workers’ compensation benefits for their work-related injury or illness wonder, “Is my job position protected while receiving workers’ comp benefits under the WC Act?” The short answer is, “No.” Under Pennsylvania law, the fact that you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits does not provide any protection for your job… Read More »
For any worker who sustains a work-related injury, returning to work is their top priority. However, a doctor may release a worker to return to work with certain restrictions to a lighter duty job. Those work restrictions will depend on the severity of the workers’ injury, their type of work, and other factors. Ideally,… Read More »