October 2015 Archives

Construction accident leads to criminal conviction for contractor

Anyone who is familiar with previous posts here probably knows by now that there can be more to a workplace injury incident than what is involved in a workers' compensation proceeding. If there is any type of gross negligence or intentional misconduct on the part of the employer, the incident may result in more than just workers' compensation: a lawsuit could be filed by the injured worker against the employer. And, in cases that actually result in criminal charges, the possibility of a civil lawsuit against the employer in addition to the criminal case is all the more probable.

Choosing your healthcare provider after a workplace injury

Many employees in Pennsylvania enjoy an amicable relationship with their employers, and this generally continues even after an employee is injured in a workplace accident. Many employers will work together with their employees in the event that the worker suffers an on-the-job injury, mostly because the employer values the worker's contributions and wants the worker to return to the job as soon as possible after recovery.

What benefits are part of workers' compensation? - Part II

In Part I of this two-part series, we began to examine what exact benefits an employee in Pennsylvania can expect to receive through the workers' compensation system. Part I detailed lost wages, death benefits and specific loss benefits. Here, in Part II, we will take a look at the medical care component of workers' compensation.

What benefits are a part of workers' compensation? - Part I

The term "workers' compensation" is familiar to most employees in Pennsylvania and, even if workers have never had to apply to receive this benefit in their working life, they are usually generally aware of the protections this system provides to workers. However, here, in Part I of a two-part series, we will take a look at what specific benefits are included under the umbrella-term workers' compensation.

Getting off to the right start with a workers' compensation claim

"Where do I begin?" This is a question that many workers who are injured in a workplace accident in Pennsylvania ask themselves as they face the prospect of filing for workers' compensation. After all, most workers will never need to file a workers' comp claim and, as a result, they don't know a great deal about the process for submitting a claim and going on to receive medical care and benefits for lost wages.

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