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Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

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2023 Pennsylvania Maximum Workers Compensation Rate

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Under the Worker’s Compensation Act, injured workers are generally entitled to wage-loss benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury up to a maximum amount. Every year, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry adjusts the maximum amount of wage loss benefits an injured worker can receive if they are… Read More »

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What Truck Drivers Should Know About Workers’ Compensation

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Truck drivers, including delivery drivers and tractor-trailer drivers, can sustain serious injuries on the job in a variety of ways. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not only do truck drivers spend a significant amount of time on the road, which puts them at risk of repetitive strain injuries and traffic… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Social Event Injuries

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Social events are common in many different kinds of workplaces in Pennsylvania, from company picnics and sports leagues to holiday parties. In most cases, these social events occur after hours or on the weekends, and they are frequently optional for employees. If you suffered an injury at a workplace social event sponsored by your… Read More »

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What Should I Expect After I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Getting hurt at work can be devastating. When a workplace injury occurs, you will need to receive medical care and you may need a significant time away from work in order to recover. In some circumstances, a workplace injury results in a permanent disability that is partial or total, limiting your ability to return… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation And Occupational Diseases: What You Should Know

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you are injured on the job in the Harrisburg area, you may be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You may know that a traumatic workplace injury, as long as it arises out of the course of your employment, can be compensable. Yet understanding how Pennsylvania law and the Pennsylvania… Read More »

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Steps To Appeal A Workers’ Compensation Decision

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Workplace injuries in Harrisburg can leave workers temporarily and permanently disabled, and those injured workers need to know what to do in order to seek compensation through the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system. While it is critical to know what steps you should take in order to file for workers’ compensation benefits, if your claim… Read More »

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What Is An Exclusive Remedy In Workers’ Compensation Cases?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

After a workplace injury, it can be difficult to understand your options for seeking financial compensation, especially if your injuries may have resulted in more losses than what the workers’ compensation system can cover. Injured workers also have questions about how the workers’ compensation system functions more broadly, and whether they will need to… Read More »

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Supreme Court Finds An Award Of Attorney Fees Are “Mandatory” For Injured Workers Who Prevail In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

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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Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation If I Work From Home?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

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 »

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2022 PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RATES ANNOUNCED

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, 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 »

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