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    10 Industries With The Largest Number of Injuries & Illnesses

    Workers’ compensation is not limited to just one or two types of industry types. It is a type of insurance available to almost all workers in virtually every type of occupation. Even so, some industries by their very nature are more dangerous than others. Following are the top 10 industries, according to the Insurance Information Institute, with the highest numbers of injuries and illnesses in 2020. At Vanesse Law, LLC, we help people injured in any line of work obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. Reach out today to schedule a consultation with a Lancaster workers comp lawyer.  #1…

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    6 Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania employers are required to provide their workers with workers’ compensation benefits. This insurance coverage is there to provide much-needed financial resources to injured workers and their families and is not limited to just one type of benefit. Pennsylvania actually recognizes six different forms of workers’ compensation benefits, as explained by our Lancaster work injury lawyer.    Temporary Total Disability  Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are typically available to workers whose on-the-job injuries prevent them from performing any type of work in any capacity. Eligibility for TTD benefits begins one week from the date you, the injured worker, were last able…

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    How Do Prior Injuries Affect Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

    What is a prior injury? A prior, or pre-existing, injury is one that already existed before the new, current injury occurred. It typically refers to an injury to the same body part or area.  What is “aggravation of a pre-existing condition?” It is often the case that a prior injury is aggravated at work. This is known as aggravation of a pre-existing condition. For example, if an employee already has a herniated disc, lifting and moving large boxes at work will likely aggravate that pre-existing condition.  Is coverage available if there was a prior injury? Under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws,…

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    Answering Your Pandemic-Related Questions: Are Remote Workers Covered by Workers’ Comp?

    The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc across the world, and Pennsylvania was no exception. Fear of the virus spreading resulted in many workers no longer commuting to the office or other worksite. Instead, working remotely from home became the norm for many. Now, two years later, many workers are still working remotely, and the role workers’ compensation plays for them has become a hot topic. A Lancaster workers compensation attorney explains how coverage in these situations is determined.   How Coverage is Determined It is possible for workers to have injuries they sustained while working remotely covered under their workers’ compensation policy….

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    What Constitutes a Work-Related Injury in Pennsylvania?

    Workers’ comp has a long and rich tradition in Pennsylvania, home to some of the country’s hardest workers; the workers who have a history of getting the job done. For these workers, workers’ comp can be a blessing or a curse. In any event, if you’ve suffered a work-related injury, let an experienced Lancaster job injury lawyer at Vanasse Law help you recover the maximum financial compensation you’re entitled to. A Brief Look at the History According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Pennsylvania lawmakers enacted the Pennsylvania Workmen’s Compensation Act in 1915 when laborers were thought of…

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    Our Lancaster Workman’s Compensation Lawyer Answers Your FAQs

    Workers’ compensation rules and regulations can be entirely too complex for the average injured worker, and your employer and their workers’ comp insurance company are of no help whatsoever since their interests directly conflict with an injured worker’s interests.  If you’ve been hurt at work, your very first call should be to a Lancaster workman’s compensation lawyer at Vanasse Law LLC. Most injured workers are not aware that any statements made to their employer or insurance company may jeopardize their chances of obtaining full financial compensation for their injuries. Below are answers to injured workers’ most common questions regarding workers’…

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    A Lancaster Work Injury Lawyer Discusses Compartment Syndrome and Workers’ Comp

    The Mayo Clinic defines chronic exertional compartment syndrome as “a…muscle and nerve condition that causes pain, swelling and sometimes disability in the affected muscles of the legs or arms.” Again according to the Mayo Clinic, the signs and symptoms may include: Aching, burning or cramping pain in a compartment of the affected limb Tightness in the affected limb Numbness or tingling in the affected limb Weakness of the affected limb Foot drop, in severe cases, if legs are affected Occasionally, swelling or bulging as a result of a muscle hernia Pain caused by chronic exertional compartment syndrome typically follows this…

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    How to Prevent Deadly Scaffolding Accidents

    A large number of Pennsylvania residents work with scaffolding every day, most commonly in construction jobs or other building sites. If you are one of these workers, you know that scaffolding presents serious risks to workers. Many serious injuries and fatal accidents are caused by scaffold falls. If you have suffered an injury at work in Pennsylvania due to faulty scaffolding, let a Lancaster workplace injury lawyer help with your workers’ comp claim so that your employer or their workers’ comp insurance company doesn’t talk you into an undervalued settlement of your claim. OSHA Guidelines Due to the inherent dangers…

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    Are Total Knee Replacements Used Too Often?

    According to the Center’s Orthopedic & Neurological Care & Research: By 2030, total knee replacement surgeries are projected to grow 673% to 3.5 million procedures per year About 60% of all knee replacement operations are performed on women Approximately 85% of knee replacements will last for 20 years Nearly half of American adults will develop knee osteoarthritis in at least one knee in their lifetime 80% of osteoarthritis patients have some degree of movement limitation More than 90% of people who have knee replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction in knee pain If you have suffered from an injury at…

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    Employer Responsibility for Job Availability Under Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Law

    Many states have seen the gradual erosion of workers’ comp benefits in favor of employers and their workers’ comp insurance carriers. In Pennsylvania, one of the mechanisms available to employers or their insurance companies is to “modify;” in other words, reduce workers’ comp benefits through the Labor Market Survey (LMS), also known as the “Earning Power Assessment” (EPS).  If you have suffered from an injury at work in Pennsylvania, a Lancaster workers comp lawyer will help you recover the maximum benefits allowed by law. This is particularly important as laws change or benefits are reduced, in that understanding your rights…

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