Tag Archives: Harrisburg Workers Compensation Lawyer
Every year, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry determines the maximum workers’ compensation rate for injured workers who sustain an injury and associated wage loss for that year. For injured workers who sustain wage loss for the period of January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 the maximum amount of workers compensation the… Read More »
On Dec. 16, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a major record-keeping rule clarification. Pursuant to the new guidance, an employer has a “continuing obligation” to make and maintain accurate records of each recordable injury and illness. As a result, employers who fail to properly record workplace injuries and illnesses can… Read More »
DO I HAVE TO SIGN PAPERWORK TO SEE THE COMPANY DOCTOR IN MY PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE?
Once you are injured at work, you are required to report the injury to your employer. Once you do that you are usually asked to sign paperwork which could include an accident report and/or a panel physician list. The panel physician list is commonly known as the list of “Company Doctors.” Normally, an employee… Read More »
UNDER THE PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT, CAN I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR WHEN I GET INJURED AT WORK?
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured employee has a right to medical treatment. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires that the employer have a list of six medical providers or “health care providers.” Under section 109 of the Act, “health care provider” has been defined as follows: Health care provider means any… Read More »
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list every year of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. According to OSHA, more than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured, despite the… Read More »
Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: Are injured workers required to meet with a rehabilitation nurse?
Answer: No. Pennsylvania workers’ compensation insurance carriers often hire nurses to “monitor” the medical care of an injured worker. The rehabilitation nurses follow injured workers to their doctor appointments and at times put pressure on the doctors to release the injured worker to return to work as well as direct the medical care. Injured… Read More »
Work related hearing loss is often overlooked and undetected by employees and employers. Many workers don’t even realize that work related hearing loss is a compensable injury under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has found that hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the… Read More »