Are work restriction notes important in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation?

Work restriction notes from the treating doctor are important to a workers’ compensation case. This can be confusing when an injured worker is out of work or has been terminated from employment. Why would I need a work restriction note if I am not working? Why is a work restriction note important? Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, work restriction notes are critical to wage loss entitlement. First, an employer has a right to accommodate work restrictions. If the employer…

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Slip and Falls on Snow and Ice at Work are Work Injuries

It is that time of year when winter weather can roll into our area at anytime.  Snow, ice, and freezing rain make for slippery conditions.  Not only does winter weather cause motor vehicle accidents, but frequently causes work-related injuries. Whether injured workers are walking to work from parking lots, walking between buildings, taking trash out, slips and falls on ice and snow are common at work.  They are also work-related injuries that are compensable under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.…

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Meeting my Mooney Law Work Injury Attorney During COVID

With the winter season upon us, we are being advised to expect increases or a new 'wave' of COVID cases, especially with the appearance of the Omicron variant.  In fact, Pennsylvania is already reporting the third highest daily rates in the United States. As we move forward through the winter months, I leave it up to the comfort of my clients and prospective clients on how they wish to meet with me.   There are three options for clients to meet…

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