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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: Ways an Insurance Company can reduce or stop your wage loss benefits

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If you have sustained a Pennsylvania work-related injury and are receiving wage loss benefits, there are some pitfalls to consider when you are offered work by your employer or accept alternate work with another employer. First, the day you return back to work at equal or more than your pre-injury wage, the insurance carrier… Read More »

Notice of your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Injury

By Ira H. Weinstock |

    It is critical to your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation case to provide your employer with notification of your injury.   The general rule is  that notice of your work injury must be given to your employer within 120 days of your injury.   There are, as in life, exceptions to that rule.   For example, if… Read More »

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Retirement – Can I Collect Both?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

A question that is often asked by Claimants who are receiving Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Benefits is can I continue to collect my full worker’s compensation check and retire.  The answer, as in most cases in the law, is it depends. Wage-loss benefits are to provide an injured worker income during their time of disability. … Read More »

Increased Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits are due when working for multiple Employers at the time of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation injury

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If an injured worker has two jobs when the injured worker suffers a work-related injury, will both jobs be considered in determining the injured workers’ Pennsylvania workers’ compensation rate? Answer:  Yes.  Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, your employer is obligated to consider all of wages at the time of your injury.  If you… Read More »

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Hearing Loss

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Work related hearing loss can occur to individuals who work in fields outside the quiet 9 to 5 office. Employees in construction, trucking industry, manufacturing, and/or air traffic control, for example, come in contact with loud machines and equipment daily. Employees who have suffered hearing loss due to their place of employment, can file… Read More »

EMPLOYEE HURT AT AN EMPLOYER’S PARTY IS NOT ENTITLED TO WORKERS COMP

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Harrisburg Workers’ Compensation Lawyers EMPLOYEE HURT AT AN EMPLOYER’S PARTY IS NOT ENTITLED TO WORKERS COMP In previous articles we have discussed the requirement that employees must be within the course and scope of their employment when injured in order to get workers compensation benefits. In a recent case in the Commonwealth Court, the Court… Read More »

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: What Benefits Can you Collect:

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, an injured worker may recover only five types of benefits: loss of earnings due to the injury specific loss (ie. loss of a finger, arm, leg, hearing, ettc.) death benefits as a result of a work injury illegally employed minor’s benefits reasonable and necessary medical benefits The… Read More »

2015 Maximum Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Rate

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry determines on a year to year basis the maximum workers compensation rate for injured workers in Pennsylvania.  The Department of Labor and Industry has announced that the 2015 Maximum Workers Compensation Rate in Pennsylvania is $951/week for all work injuries suffered  after January 1, 2015.  An Employee can determine… Read More »

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