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Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

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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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When Can I Lose My Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Many people in Pennsylvania mistakenly believe that once their workers’ compensation claim is approved, they have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, you could still lose your compensation benefits under certain circumstances. There are many reasons why you could lose your eligibility for workers’ compensation or have your benefits terminated in Pennsylvania. If your employer’s… Read More »

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2021 PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RATES

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021, the maximum amount of workers compensation an injured worker can receive is $1,130.00. This represents an increase from the 2020… Read More »

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Are You Required to Return to Work if You Haven’t Fully Recovered?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

What to do if your workers’ compensation doctor released you to full duty but you have not fully recovered? Does Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law require workers to return to work before they are ready? Often, an injured worker may feel that their doctor, who was chosen from a list of providers recommended by the… Read More »

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7 Factors That Affect the Value of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Pennsylvania

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you were injured at work, you need to be aware of the factors that may affect the settlement value of your workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania. Typically, how much your workers’ compensation claim is worth depends on many factors, but the following seven are usually the most important ones. If you want to… Read More »

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How Much is Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim Worth?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to lost wage benefits equivalent to two-thirds (66%) of their weekly wage. The Act also sets forth minimum and maximum compensation rates for the calendar year in which the work-related injury or illness occurs. What is the Weekly Compensation Rate for Workers’ Comp in… Read More »

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Can You Choose Your Own Doctor for a Work-Related Injury When Seeking Workers’ Compensation?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you sustained a work-related injury, you might wonder, “Can I go to my own doctor to seek medical attention?” If you do so, would you still be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance? The answer is, “it depends.” Can You Choose Your Own Physician for an On-the-Job Injury? In… Read More »

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Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits if You Were Injured at Home?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

The number of people working from home and telecommuting has increased significantly in recent years. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many employers across the United States to rethink workplace flexibility and switch to remote work. One of the most common misconceptions about injuries suffered by remote workers is that you are not eligible… Read More »

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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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