Don’t Feel Guilty, Work Injuries Happen

One thing I tell my clients is ‘don’t feel guilty, work injuries happen”. Why do I tell them that? Because I hear the guilt in their voices. They say things like “I didn’t mean for this to happen” or “I’ve never been through this before” or “I never thought this would happen to me.” Where do these statements really come from? More than likely, I find out these statements come when an injured worker is being unfairly treated by supervisors…

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Can CBD Oil Be Reimbursed by Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?

CBD Oil, when prescribed by a doctor for a work-related injury, can be reimbursed by the workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania. With the onset of medical marijuana and now CBD oil, court rulings and regulations are further clarifying the law regarding these alternative medical treatments. First, let’s take a look at the latest case law regarding medical marijuana. First, when reading the case law, MMA means Medical Marijuana Act. In 2023, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a ruling on a Penalty…

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A new client review for Workers’ Comp

A new review was posted yesterday from a client we represented in her Pennsylvania workers' compensation case.  I so appreciate the feedback.  This client had a denied claim.  We filed a Claim Petition on her behalf.  Eventually our client improved and was able to return to work.  Prior to going to decision on her case, we discussed settlement and whether it was in her best interest or not.  She missed six months of work.  Yet, we still managed to settle…

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About light duty work in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

Light duty in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation becomes an issue when you are released to return to work by your doctor. Many employers in Pennsylvania offer light duty work to stop paying temporary total disability benefits that are costly for their insurance premiums. It is also important to note that employers are not required to offer light duty. What is light duty work? Employers have the right to offer you light duty work that meets your doctor’s work restrictions. That light…

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