How Will an Independent Medical Exam Impact My Workers Compensation Case?
When a worker in Pennsylvania is injured on the job, one of the first things they should do is seek medical attention. Medical care may involve immediate treatment by a staff nurse or a trip to an emergency room. More serious injuries may require more intensive medical procedures. If the injury is not serious enough […]Continue Reading
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. This is so that the insurance carrier can stop or lower your workers’ comp checks. […]Continue Reading
Does Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Fulfill Its Obligation to Injured Workers?
Recently, the federal government issued a report analyzing state workers’ compensation systems all over the country to determine whether these systems meet the needs of injured workers. The report warns: Working people are at great risk of falling into poverty. Pennslyvania, Insurance Companies, and Workers Compensation Insurance companies are experts at manipulating the system against […]Continue Reading
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. The limitation or terminate of workers compensation benefits can surface in many forms. How Insurance Carriers or Your Employer May Try to Limit or Suspend Your Workers Comp Benefits CALCULATION OF AVERAGE […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading