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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: Ways an Insurance Company can reduce or stop your wage loss benefits

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If you have sustained a Pennsylvania work-related injury and are receiving wage loss benefits, there are some pitfalls to consider when you are offered work by your employer or accept alternate work with another employer. First, the day you return back to work at equal or more than your pre-injury wage, the insurance carrier… Read More »

How Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Can Work Together

By Ira H. Weinstock |

  Work related injuries are common, however, many injured workers don’t know that they may have options other than Pennsylvania Workers Compensation when trying to protect their economic loss and livelihood. In Pennsylvania, an injured worker’s employer is generally immune from a traditional civil lawsuit since the law requires the employer to maintain no… Read More »

Notice of your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Injury

By Ira H. Weinstock |

    It is critical to your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation case to provide your employer with notification of your injury.   The general rule is  that notice of your work injury must be given to your employer within 120 days of your injury.   There are, as in life, exceptions to that rule.   For example, if… Read More »

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Retirement – Can I Collect Both?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

A question that is often asked by Claimants who are receiving Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Benefits is can I continue to collect my full worker’s compensation check and retire.  The answer, as in most cases in the law, is it depends. Wage-loss benefits are to provide an injured worker income during their time of disability. … Read More »

Increased Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits are due when working for multiple Employers at the time of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation injury

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If an injured worker has two jobs when the injured worker suffers a work-related injury, will both jobs be considered in determining the injured workers’ Pennsylvania workers’ compensation rate? Answer:  Yes.  Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, your employer is obligated to consider all of wages at the time of your injury.  If you… Read More »

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Hearing Loss

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Work related hearing loss can occur to individuals who work in fields outside the quiet 9 to 5 office. Employees in construction, trucking industry, manufacturing, and/or air traffic control, for example, come in contact with loud machines and equipment daily. Employees who have suffered hearing loss due to their place of employment, can file… Read More »

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and How to Protect Your Future

By Ira H. Weinstock |

  When employees are hurt on the job and are unable to work, their thoughts naturally turn to concerns about how they are going to pay their bills and support their families in the short term.  In more serious cases, injured workers may also have to take into consideration how they will provide for… Read More »

Working while on Social Security Disability

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Applicants for and recipients of Social Security Disability benefits have many questions regarding the process, but one of the most common questions is whether working while on social security disability will make me ineligible for benefits.  The short answer is not necessarily, however, there are some pitfalls you will need to be aware of…. Read More »

NLRB Finds Displaying Signs in Personal Vehicles is Not Picketing

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In the matter of Verizon New England, Inc. and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2324 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) considered whether employees were in violation of the “No Strike” clause of their collective bargaining agreement by displaying signs in their personal vehicles.  See,  http://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-march-9-13-2015 .  In its holding the NLRB finds… Read More »

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

By Ira H. Weinstock |

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin.   The law was later amended to include protection on the basis of pregnancy, age and disability.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More »

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