March 2016 Archives

Can I recover workers' compensation for repetitive stress injuries?

If you think about worker's compensation, you may think that it is only available for injuries such as falls from ladders or loss of fingers in a machinery accident. Although these sudden injuries certainly qualify for workers' compensation, what happens if you have spent years working your job and slowly develop injuries as a result? Fortunately, you may also qualify for compensation in this case.

Medical marijuana bill passes Pennsylvania House

When an employee is injured on the job, the treatment for his or her injuries is usually very specific. A cut might require stitches; a broken bone may require surgery to set it. However, when workplace illnesses arise, there is often less known about these conditions. In many cases, the treatments that really do work might be new or experimental. One may wonder if the medical marijuana bill that just passed the Pennsylvania House would have an effect on various workplace illnesses.

Which conditions qualify for SSD benefits?

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. However, before you are able to receive benefits, you must first prove that you meet the definition of "disabled" under the law. In general, you must show that you are unable to do any substantial work because of a medical condition that has lasted or is expected to last at least one year, or is expected to result in your death.

What time limits are involved in a workers' compensation claim?

Workers' compensation claims are often complex, so knowing more about what is required could help lower the chance of a claim denial. There are a few time limits that you should be aware of when you are injured at work.

Debunking 5 common myths about workers' compensation

When many people suffer injuries or develop medical conditions during the performance of their jobs, they are not aware of their rights. In Pennsylvania, if you are in this situation, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

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