Common Workplace Injuries and How to Prevent Them
In 2016, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation had 159,170 work-related illness and injury cases reported, representing a 7,000-case decline from the year before. Work-related fatalities, however, were 77 in 2016, an increase of 12 compared to 2015. The two industries with the most injuries in 2016 were Trade, Transportation and Utilities (26% of all […]Continue Reading
Will the Mindset of the Judge Affect My Workers’ Compensation Case?
When you walk into a hearing room, you may find that it’s difficult not to feel judged. From what you wear to how you present your case, you’re trying to make a good impression. The judge will take all the evidence in your case and make a decision based on its merits, but you may […]Continue Reading
PA Workers’ Compensation Claim Petition
When you’ve been injured on the job, you must inform your employer. It’s possible that your employer’s insurance company will deny your claim. Being denied doesn’t mean you will not receive benefits. If this happens, you’ll need to file a claim petition to get the workers’ compensation you’re owed in PA. The burden is on you to […]Continue Reading
What Should I Do If I Was Hurt During an Emergency at Work?
A workplace emergency can happen at any time — and usually when you least expect it. Many emergencies can pose a significant safety hazard and result in serious injuries. An emergency that impacts the safety of employees, customers, vendors or the public can occur in a variety of ways. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]Continue Reading
Temporary Total Disability vs. Permanent Partial Disability
Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws are in place to provide financial benefits if you experience a work-related injury or illness. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for permanent partial disability or temporary total disability payments. Understanding the difference between temporary total and permanent partial disability can help you determine whether you are receiving all […]Continue Reading