Must I report other income while on Workers’ Comp?

Some times when an injured worker is on workers’ compensation wage loss benefits, they may want to work part-time to TRY and ‘make up the difference’ from workers compensation payments. The question is, must other income be reported while on workers’ compensation? The answer to that question is an emphatic YES. Failing to do so will lead to an overpayment and could be perceived as fraud. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier will seek the overpayment by filing a modification/suspension petition…

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Mooney Law Wins Review Petition to Expand Injury Description

I recently won a Review Petition expanding the injury description beyond the accepted injury. This type of petition is frequently litigated in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation and I have handled tons of these petitions for more than a decade. Often, the injury description at the time of injury is not the accurate description of injury. What follows then is denied medical treatment and unpaid medical bills. In this case, the workers’ compensation insurance company accepted an injury to my client’s shoulder.…

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Providing proper notice of a work injury matters

When you are injured on the job, providing proper notice of a work injury to your employer matters. This article references notice content more than time frames. I have written about time frames for providing notice of a work injury and you can read that here. Sometimes injured workers have fear in reporting a work injury. They fear retribution, termination of employment, or harassment if they report a work-related injury. Of specific note here, those reasons above, should they occur,…

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