January 2016 Archives

Does workers' compensation cover injuries sustained while commuting?

For many, the daily commute to work is a major part of the workday. Because of the inherent risk of being involved in a car accident at any given time, many workers wonder whether they can recover workers' compensation for injuries sustained in car accidents while going to and from work.

Do safety regulations impact workers' compensation claims?

Readers may have questions about the interplay of workplace safety rules and workers’ compensation laws. Legally speaking, there is none: According to Section 4(b)(4) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA does not affect workers’ compensation law in any manner. Said another way, workers’ compensation benefits are not contingent upon a showing of negligence or unsafe working conditions. 

Can ordinary activities support a workers' compensation claim?

Even ordinary, everyday activities like walking might result in a workplace accident if an employer fails to make work environments safe. Yet a recent claim questions whether it may be getting harder to prove causation in workplace accidents.

What should I do if I am injured at work in Pennsylvania?

If you are injured while on the job, there are several things that you need to do in order to protect your right to recover compensation under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. Knowing what they are can help ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve following a workplace accident.

Using SSD benefits to provide for a disabled child

If you have a disabled child, you already may be aware that your child will never be able to be fully financially independent as an adult, due to the disability. If you are nearing the age of retirement, this may especially be of concern to you, as you may be wondering how you will be able to continue caring for your child. Fortunately, there are options available to you, including Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

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