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Author Archives: Martindale Hubbell for Rudberg Law Offices, LLC

Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation Claims

In April 2016, Pennsylvania passed the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). The MMA has had a substantial impact on other areas of law, including Workers’ Compensation. Despite the MMA being passed, marijuana remains illegal and continues to be listed as a Schedule I drug by the DEA. Concerns arise as to whether an employee prescribed medical… Read More »

Compensation For Wrongful Death Resulting From A Vehicle Accident

Despite improved safety technology in vehicles, driver safety awareness and defensive driving programs, vehicle related fatalities continue to rise in the US. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) US vehicle fatalities in 2017 exceeded 40,000 for the second straight year. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in 2017 there were 128,188 reportable traffic… Read More »

Rudberg Law Offices LLC: Your LOCAL Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Allegheny County ranked highest among the ten PA counties with the most reported traffic crashes, followed by Philadelphia County. If you or a loved one are among those involved in a traffic-related accident, it is vitally important to obtain the services of an attorney and, more importantly, to… Read More »

Negligent Car Crashes and Compensation for Victims

Although Pennsylvania is a no fault insurance state, a person can still go outside the no fault system to file a claim against an at fault driver, if the plaintiff has suffered injuries or damages. This is true in cases of negligent driving. A knowledgeable auto accident attorney can make a difference in recovering adequate… Read More »

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 »