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Will a prior work injury hurt my case?

Many of my clients work in nursing homes, manufacturing facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, trucking terminals, farms, and more labor intensive occupations. In those labor intensive occupations, unfortunately, it is not uncommon to suffer more than one work injury. Just because you had a prior work injury with another employer or even the same employer does not mean you are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. That also is applicable for injuries to the same body part, otherwise known as…

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What is a closed period in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation?

Injured workers sometimes here attorneys at workers’ compensation hearings talking about a ‘closed period’? What exactly does a ‘closed period’ mean in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation? This concept of a ‘closed period’ is quite simple in workers’ compensation. When are you eligible for wage loss benefits? When you are out of work due to a work-related injury, you may be eligible for wage loss benefits, otherwise known as temporary total disability benefits. What does out of work mean? It means you…

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When an Employer Sends Signals to Get a Workers’ Comp Attorney

Employers often times send signals when you should get a Workers’ Comp attorney. Let me preface that by saying, once you get hurt at work, you should seek a Workers’ Comp attorney. However, the way an employer responds to the reporting of a work injury should be a red flag to injured workers. What do employers do to injured workers that should be a red flag? First, when an employer refuses to complete an accident report, that is a red…

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PA Workers’ Comp Welcomes Two New Appeals Board Commissioners

The Pennsylvania State Senate recently voted 49-0 to confirm two new executive appointments to the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Appeal Board.  The Senate confirmed the appointments of attorneys Gina Cerilli Thrasher and Maura Mundy to the Appeals Board. The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Appeal Board is an appellate body under the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that hears and decides appeals from Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Judges.  According to the Department's website, the Board nearly 1000 appeals per year and issues more…

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