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How long does it take to receive Pennsylvania workers compensation wage loss benefits?

Many times when I meet with an injured worker, the first question asked is --- how long does it take to receive workers compensation wage loss benefits.  I provide that answer here. There are a few nuances to payment of wage loss benefits in Pennsylvania.  First, the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act provides employers with a 20 day window to either accept or deny an injury.  During that 20 day period, you may or may not be paid benefits.  The purpose…

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Settling Your Workers Comp Claim May Not Be In Your Best Interest

Many of the law firms you see all over TV simply want those big fees from settling your workers compensation case.   I have had clients contact me after settling their case elsewhere, because they need additional treatment or their medical condition is worsening.  The main premises to take here is this --- if you settle your case in Pennsylvania, you are done!   There is virtually no chance to reopen your case.  If you settle, it is over forever.  That is…

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More Warehouse Development in Shippensburg

The Shippensburg area continues to witness continued warehouse development along the Interstate 81 corridor, at both exits, 24 and 29.  At Exit 29, the warehouse that has been under development for a few months appears to be close to finishing for occupancy soon.  The development of the Equus warehouse project also led to a reconfiguration of the roadways around the Intertstate 81 Exit 29 interchanges. Now, along Exit 24 of Interstate 81, land clearing has begun for another massive warehouse…

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What are Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Benefits for Injured Workers?

The Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act applies to certain government employees.  Generally, it applies to certain law enforcement officers who have been injured on the job and such injury has caused temporary disability from performing job duties.  The difference in regular workers compensation benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act is that under the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act, injured law enforcement officers are paid their full salary until the temporary disability ends.  The purpose of the Pennsylvania Heart and…

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What if I miss work from a part-time job when Hurt at Work?

In today’s world, many people hold two jobs, their main full-time job and a secondary part-time job.  So what happens when you are injured at work at one job and it causes you to miss work from both jobs?  The easy answer is that you may be entitled to wage loss benefits for both the full-time and part-time jobs. By way of example, let’s assume you work a full time job at a manufacturing plant and you work at a…

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Back Injuries are Frequent Work Injuries in Pennsylvania

Back injuries are some of the most frequent work injuries I see in my workers compensation practice.  That makes sense considering there on average over 1,000,000 work-related back injuries in the United States every year. The spine is the bone structure that protects the important bundle of nerves connecting your body to your brain. Think of the spine as the “electrical system” that fuels body movement. The spine is made of bones called vertebrae. There is a soft material between…

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