November 2015 Archives

The danger of toxic exposure to asbestos in Pennsylvania

By this point in time almost everyone is aware of the danger posed by asbestos, a construction material that was commonly used throughout the last century. The problem is, however, that the dangers of asbestos exposure weren't always known - it was only when workers began getting ill and developing deadly diseases that scientists and medical professionals made the connection between the toxic exposure to asbestos and potential health problems.

Overview of workers' compensation payments

As previous posts here have mentioned, Pennsylvania residents who suffer workplace injuries and are unable to work can face a number of issues: Where and how do I get medical treatment? How will Social Security Disability benefits affect workers' compensation? What exactly am I supposed to do about my lost wages because I can't get back to work?

Workers' compensation - total disability and partial disability

Workplace accidents probably happen every day in Pennsylvania. Most of the injuries that workers suffer in these accidents are usually minor, and may necessitate a brief visit to a physician for treatment, but after that the employee can return to work. Other workplace injuries, however, can be quite serious, leaving a Pennsylvania employee unable to return to work for quite some time. Workers' compensation benefits would obviously come into play in this type of situation, but what if the injury is so serious that the worker suffers some form of disability?

Worried about being fired for filing for workers' compensation?

Suffering an injury in a workplace accident can be a scary situation for a number of reasons. First, the injury may require significant medical treatment. Or, perhaps the employee made a mistake that caused the accident to begin with and the employee is worried about the employer's reaction. Then there are the financial concerns that come with the fact that an injured employee may not be able to return to work for quite a while and lost wages can be hard to replace.

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