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How Much is Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim Worth?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Can You Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If you were fired after filing a workers’ compensation claim following your work-related injury or illness, you are probably wondering, “Did my employer fire me legally or was it retaliation?” This is a good question to ask a knowledgeable Harrisburg workers’ compensation lawyer. Can Your Employer Fire You for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim… Read More »

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COVID-19 and Workplace Injury Risks for Pennsylvania’s First Responders, Grocery Store, and Warehouse Workers

By Ira H. Weinstock |

First responders risk their lives to protect citizens. Since first responders are often exposed to hazards on-the-job, they are likely to suffer injuries while performing their duties. The COVID-19 pandemic showed how important first responders are and how dangerous their job is. First responders were not the only ones who served a critical role… Read More »

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IN-PERSON PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS COMPENSATION HEARINGS TO RESUME IN CERTAIN PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Director of Adjudication for the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Office of Adjudication has announced effective June 19, 2020, that the Office of Adjudication will begin to conduct limited in-person hearings in counties that have been designated by the Governor as entering the “green” phase of reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited in-person hearings will… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation for Delivery Drivers in Pennsylvania: Everything You Need to Know

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Delivery drivers seem to be in a hurry all the time. They are no strangers to pushing themselves to the limits due to unrealistic deadlines. Often, they do it at the expense of their own safety. The desire to make on-time deliveries can put a delivery driver in harm’s way. Unfortunately, car crashes involving… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation is moving forward with New Claims, Hearings and Mediations Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

By Ira H. Weinstock |

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pennsylvania’s Governor, its legislature, and administrative bureaus and courts have been scrambling to handle the legal aspects of the pandemic.  Instantly, Governor Wolf signed an executive order relaxing the statutory regulations regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases as the Commonwealth deals with providing relief for injured workers with… Read More »

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