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COVID-19 – Work Comp and FFRCRA

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you may be covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act for any time that you miss and for any resultant medical bills.  The Workers’ Compensation Act provisions which would apply would be those that cover occupational diseases.  The requirements to be shown would be that you were exposed to the… Read More »

Panel Physcians for Work Comp: Myth vs. Reality

What health insurance plan offers a choice of only six healthcare providers – the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act! When you have an accepted comp claim, you must seek treatment for your work injury with one of the providers on the panel list for 90 days from the date of the first visit.  To add insult… Read More »

Asbestos and Toxic Exposure Notice

If you believe you were exposed to asbestos or other toxins at any jobsite, you should be aware of your legal rights. Please note that based on Pennsylvania law, if you were exposed to asbestos containing products or other toxins and have been diagnosed with a related medical condition, you may have a Workers’ Compensation… Read More »

Work Comp – Lump Sum Settlements

When you are receiving work comp benefits, it sometimes makes sense to resolve your case for a lump sum amount.  The timing of this is very important and all settlements must be approved by a Workers’ Compensation Judge if it involves wage loss and medical benefits. When it makes sense to resolve: You are done with… Read More »

COVID-19 and Work Comp

During this time when we are all being cautious about exposure to virus, many workers must be in a work environment that puts the worker at a higher risk to exposure to the Corona virus.  In these situations, three things are important between you and your employer: Communication– be sure you and others know what… Read More »

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that… Read More »

Helpful Pandemic Information

The unprecedented situation with the Corona Virus or Covid-19 creates many issues that Americans may not be prepared to handle. The first and most important action that we can all take is to remain calm and follow the extensive handwashing and social distancing guidelines per the CDC. If you are in a situation where you… Read More »

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Workers’ Compensation

Under the Workers’ Compensation Act an employee suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can recover compensation for the psychic injury. When determining compensation for a psychological injury, the Court has created three classifications, upon which PTSD could be categorized under the “physical/mental” injury or the “mental/mental” injury classifications. A “physical/mental” injury is a psychic injury… Read More »

Post-Concussion Syndrome

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that usually results from a blow to the head. Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which symptoms continue weeks to months after the original concussion. Post-concussion syndrome is caused by structural damage to the brain during the initial impact that may cause a disruption in the messaging… Read More »

Paraplegia or Quadriplegia Caused by a Work Injury

Paraplegia is a form of paralysis that affects individuals from the waist down. Paraplegia can result from an injury to the brain or spinal cord. Incomplete paraplegia is a form of paralysis in which both legs are not fully affected. For example, one leg may be fully paralyzed while there is still limited function in… Read More »