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Tag Archives: Work Injury

OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements Could be a Sword for Pennsylvania Injury Cases

By Ira H. Weinstock |

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 »

UNDER THE PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT, CAN I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR WHEN I GET INJURED AT WORK?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

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 »

I Had a Work Related Injury But My Employer is Not Insured

By Ira H. Weinstock |

A few times a year we meet clients who have sustained work related injuries, but their Employer does not have Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Under Pennsylvania law, Employers are generally required to purchase Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Insurance, however, if they don’t, you could still be eligible for Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits.  Act 147 which… Read More »

Pennsylvania Releases 2016 Workers’ Compensation Rates

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to indemnity (wage-loss) benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. However, there are minimum and maximum adjustments provided in the Act, and the benefit rate is set using the annual maximum in place at the time of injury. The… Read More »

Reporting a Work Related Injury and Employee Discipline

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The vast majority of the clients who walk through our door are good, hard working people who just want to do their job. They are not interested in lawsuits or fighting with their employer. Many of them who are hurt on the job don’t report it right away and think they can just “work… Read More »

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