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Filing A Workers’ Compensation Vs. Third-Party Injury Claim After A Work-Related Injury

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Employees who sustain injuries at work or develop work-related illnesses are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania. In some cases, an injured worker may also be able to recover damages from a third party whose negligence caused their injury. So, if you were injured at work, should you pursue a third-party personal injury… Read More »

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What Are The Different Types Of Petitions An Employer Can File While You Are Collecting Workers’ Compensation?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you are eligible for workers’ compensation wage loss benefits, you need to understand the different types of petitions that you may receive while collecting the benefits. Below, we will discuss the three petitions that a worker may receive while receiving compensation benefits for their work-related injury or illness: Termination, Suspension, and Modification petitions…. Read More »

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Can I Go On Vacation While Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

While you can go on vacation while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, doing so may negatively affect your claim or may even lead to the suspension of your benefits. However, whether or not going on vacation can complicate your workers’ compensation case depends on your unique circumstances. If you are considering going on vacation while… Read More »

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What Happens If I Receive A Notice Of Suspension Of Benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you have received a Notice of Suspension of Benefits while on workers’ compensation, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer right away. If you do not take action immediately, your wage loss checks will stop. A Notice of Suspension of Benefits means that your employer filed a petition to suspend your wage loss… Read More »

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How To Appeal A Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim In Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Many employees who sustain on-the-job injuries believe that they are automatically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, that is not the case. Unfortunately, your workers’ compensation claim can be denied. If you received a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Denial and your employer’s insurance company refuses to cover your medical bills and lost wages, speak… Read More »

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What Is NOT Covered By Workers’ Compensation In Pennsylvania

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

An employer’s workers’ compensation insurance covers employees’ injuries and illnesses related to or sustained at work. When you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania, the coverage covers your medical bills, lost wages, specific loss and some physical disfigurement However, not all employees are eligible for workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania. Read on to find… Read More »

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My employer is closing. What are my rights under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you have been a victim of a layoff while having an open workers’ compensation claim, , either medical or wage loss, you may be entitled to reinstatement of your workers’ compensation benefits.  There are multiple factual scenarios common when an employer decides to close up shop and move out.   As with everything, every… Read More »

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5 Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Workers’ Compensation Case in Pennsylvania

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you were injured at work or developed an occupational disease, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania. However, just because you are “entitled” to the benefits does not mean that it will be easy to get compensated. The workers’ compensation claims process can be quite complicated and confusing. If you are… Read More »

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How Long Will I Receive Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you were injured on-the-job, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will cover your medical bills as a result of the work-related injury as well as provide compensation for a portion of your lost wages. If you are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim or your claim was already approved, you may wonder how long… Read More »

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Repetitive Trauma Injury in Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

While most workers in Pennsylvania are aware of the dangers of traumatic events at work such as falls from heights and slip or trip and fall accidents, many overlook repetitive trauma as a recognizable work related injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, repetitive strain injuries represent a third of all work-related injuries… Read More »

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