workers comp and cash benefits

Adequacy of Cash Benefits: Don’t Be Limited

Insurance carriers and employers seek any and every way to limit, modify, suspend, or terminate benefits payable to injured workers under Pennsylvania law.  This is occurs in many forms: CALCULATION OF AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE (AWW): In order to determine how much it will need to pay out on any given claim, the first step for […]

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Discouraging the Report of Injuries: Don’t Be Fooled

Insurers and employers know that to truly save money, they must discourage the reporting of injuries.  The report of an injury is the first step in the process of obtaining benefits.  Under Pennsylvania law, a failure to report an injury within 120 days may relinquish your right to compensation; as a result, it is hard […]

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Increased Denials of Valid Claims: Don’t Be Lulled

Under Pennsylvania law, one of the most common methods of discouragement used by insurance companies is the basic denial of a claim.  In most cases, an insurance company will agree to pay preliminary medical expenses but nothing else.  The law allows it to do this without admitting that an injury occurred.  Occasionally, the insurance company […]

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Workers’ Compensation and Surgery Coverage

In Pennsylvania, workers injured on the job will have their medical expenses covered if they see a physician on a list posted by their employer. These selected providers are supposed to be the providers the injured worker may choose from. For the first 90 days after an initial appointment, the idea is that the injured […]

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can my employer fire me for filing workers compensation Can You be fired For a Workers’ Comp Claim?

What to Do If You Are Fired for Filing Workers’ Compensation Can an employer fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim? In Pennsylvania, an employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim or for reporting a workplace injury or illness. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to prove why you were fired or […]

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