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Author Archives: Martindale Hubbell for Rudberg Law Offices, LLC

Do’s and Don’ts To Follow After An Auto Accident

If you find yourself involved in a vehicular accident, there are a few things that you should do and some that you should avoid. The auto accident attorneys at Rudberg Law would like you to know which actions to take and which to avoid after an accident. Do Contact the police. Call 911 or get… Read More »

How Labor Market Surveys Can Affect Your Workers’ Comp Award

If you receive workers’ compensation because you were injured at work and cannot return to your job, that does not necessarily mean that you are unable to do any job. Although you may have physical limitations, you might be able to perform the duties of less demanding jobs. For example, if you are able to… Read More »

Act 111 – New Change in the Workers’ Compensation Law

As you know, workers’ compensation benefits are available for all employees in Pennsylvania.  The benefits pay for wage loss and medical benefits for any work-related injury and is a no-fault law, so any injury or aggravation of a pre-existing condition, even if the aggravated condition is non-work related, is covered.  Also, benefits for scars and… Read More »

How Do I Prove That My Injury Is Work-Related?

If you are injured at work and wish to obtain workers’ compensation, you must prove to a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation judge (WCJ) that there is a causal connection between your work and the injury. If that causal connection is not obvious, proving it requires unequivocal medical testimony, the state Supreme Court has ruled. That means… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Mcare in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, if you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, you will need to go through the Mcare process. Mcare refers to the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund, which was signed into law by the Pennsylvania legislature in 2002 as part of Act 13. It… Read More »

Can You Get Laid Off If You Are off Work and on Workers’ Compensation?

Imagine you are at home on workers’ compensation benefits, recovering from an injury or illness you sustained while on the job. Would it be legal for an employer to provide you with a layoff notice as part of a workforce reduction during the time when you are on leave? In other words, are you guaranteed… Read More »

Pennsylvania’s No-Fault Car Insurance Laws and Coverage Requirements

Pennsylvania is one of about a dozen states offering some form of no-fault car insurance. Through this arrangement, your own car insurance policy will pay out medical treatment costs and out-of-pocket losses suffered by anyone covered under the policy, up to the limits of the coverage. This occurs no matter who was at fault for… Read More »

Common Products Liability Claims Involving Defective Medical Devices

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, you have the option to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. There are three general types of defective medical device claims under products liability law: Defectively designed medical devices: These cases involve products that had some sort of… Read More »

What to Know About the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is federal legislation that provides for payments to cover medical care, vocational rehabilitation services and general compensation for any employees disabled due to workplace injuries on American waters or adjoining areas used for loading, unloading, building or repairing marine vessels. The law also institutes survivor benefits to… Read More »

Proposed HB 2207 Would Expand Coverage for Pennsylvania Workers Exposed to Hazardous Materials, But Does It Deny Access to Common Pleas Court?

Earlier this year, House Bill 2207, which would change workers’ compensation laws in the state by expanding coverage for claimants who were exposed to hazardous materials while on the job. Measure calls for several changes to protect employers from being brought into court Under current Pennsylvania law, most employees who file claims for workers’ compensation… Read More »