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Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation A repetitive strain occurs when you do the same motion over and over again, eventually resulting in a nagging pain in a muscle, nerve or tendon that becomes worse with continued overuse. This happens with regularity on the job. A number of occupations require repetitive movements that can cause long-term harm […]

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What is an IME?

An IME stands for Independent Medical Exam. This is when the workers’ comp carrier hires their own doctor to examine you and answer questions for the insurance company.  That doctor is not acting as a treating physician and he or she does not owe you any duty of care that a normal physician owes you. […]

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Is carpal tunnel syndrome covered under Pennsylvania workers’ comp?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.  More recently, the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome has been a point of contention.  However, it has long been recognized as an injury in Pennsylvania case law for purposes […]

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Does workers’ comp protect my job position and benefits?

No, the Pennsylvania Worker’s Comp Act does not include any protection of your job title, employment benefits or even a job with your employer. Rather, you are entitled to wage loss checks when you are out of work for the injury or when you are in a lower paying job because of the work injury.  […]

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Can my employer offer me a different job after a work injury?

Yes,  Even though your Employer has no legal obligation under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Act to find you work or offer a job after a work injury, your Employer’s insurance company often encourages your Employer to offer you a job so that the insurance carrier can stop or lower your workers’ comp checks.  A job […]

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