A Pennsylvania Workers Comp settlement agreement language is critical

A Pennsylvania workers comp settlement is concluded with a Compromise and Release (C & R) agreement.  The C & R agreement contains 19 paragraphs and is often accompanied with an addendum page with additional language for several of those paragraphs.  What language is contained in those paragraphs is vitally important.  A Pennsylvania injured worker has to remember that these documents are drafted by the employer and insurance carrier's attorney.  That is precisely why it is so important for an injured…

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Can I receive Unemployment after Workers Compensation in Pennsylvania?

Settling a workers' compensation case can be very frightening for an injured worker.  When is the right time?  What happens to my medical benefits?  What if my condition worsens?  What about outstanding medical bills? Another question frequently asked centers around unemployment compensation.   Can an injured worker who settles his/her workers compensation claim receive unemployment compensation after settlement.  The answer is --- possibly.   Workers compensation settlements and eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits usually revolve around two specific questions. First…

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