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Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

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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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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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