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Lancaster PA Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Steps to Begin Filing for Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is available to workers who have suffered any injury, or any other kind of medical condition that was caused by their job. It doesn’t really matter what kind of injury it is, or even whose fault it was that the worker was injured. It doesn’t even matter if you the condition existed before if it was made worse by the job. What matters is that you can show that it was job related, and that you take the right steps when filing for the benefit. At the Lancaster workers’ compensation firm of Vanasse Law, we are committed to…

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Common Back Injuries at Work

Anybody who has ever injured their back knows that the pain of a back injury can be excruciating. If you are suffering from the spasms and misery of a back injury that occurred on the job, you may feel like you’re all alone, but in fact you’re in very good and expansive company – back injuries are the second most common injury that happens in the workplace. Workplace back injuries can range from minor to crippling, and can be the result of overexertion or overextension, a fall, or even sitting in an unhealthy position for an extended period of time….

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Causes of Heart-Related Injuries on the Job

There are some injuries and work-related illnesses that are clear-cut and rarely questioned. These include accidents that occur in the workplace and exposures to chemicals and toxins that are present in the workplace. Unfortunately, other medical conditions are not as straightforward, and workers who suffer these illnesses or injuries are rightly concerned about whether their workers’ compensation claim will be accepted. High on this list is heart attacks suffered by workers. Though to the ill employee there may be no question that their heart condition or heart attack is a result of work-related stress, employers and their insurance companies are…

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Police and Firefighter Injuries – How a Lancaster Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help

Every single day that they head off to work, police officers and firefighters put their lives and well-being on the line. Day in and day out, firefighters and police officers are exposed to traumatic situations that put them in harm’s way. They take on their role with courage, bravery, and commitment to the communities that they serve, and unfortunately their efforts often result in injuries. In the state of Pennsylvania, when these public servants are injured or sickened on the job, they are covered under the same workers’ compensation policy that almost every other worker in the state is. They…

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Spinal Cord Injuries on the Job- What Steps to Take

No matter how a spinal cord injury occurs, its impact can be long lasting and life changing. The expenses involved in treating a spinal cord injury can quickly climb to mind-numbing levels, and the pain and disability that follows can leave you unable to continue working. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury on the job, then you are likely to be entitled to both compensation for any wages that you lose, and for compensation for your medical expenses. There are specific steps that you need to take in order to preserve your ability to…

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Lancaster Workers’ Compensation and Brain Injuries – Steps to Take

Accidents that occur at work can range from minor to traumatic. Some have minimal impact on a worker’s ability to return to the job, but serious accidents resulting in brain injuries can be life changing. These injuries can happen in a number of different ways, including violent acts on the job, machine entanglement, and vehicle crashes. A worker may suffer a brain injury from walking into a stationary object, from an object falling onto their head, from themselves falling from a height, and from slip and fall accidents. The different ways that brain injuries can occur and the wide range…

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Injured in an On-the-Job Car Accident? How a Lancaster Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help

When you think of on-the-job injuries, most people don’t think of being hurt in a car accident. But the truth is that motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of deaths and injuries in the workforce. Employees who have been injured in car accidents while on the job have a legal right to workers’ compensation benefits, but these claims are often denied by employers or their insurance companies. It is important that you understand your rights and that you have experienced, dedicated legal representation. The Lancaster workers’ compensation attorneys from Vanasse Law, LLC are here to help….

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Leg, Knee, and Ankle Injuries in the Workplace

Nobody heads off to work expecting to sustain an energy, but workplace injuries happen every day, and they can be life-altering. Leg injuries are extremely common in all types of work environments, and are often the result of slipping or tripping, falling from a height, walking into objects, machinery entanglements, and vehicle crashes. The severity of these injuries can vary and can range from bumps and bruises to sprains, from broken bones or torn ligaments to amputations. Whether you have injured your leg, knee, or ankle in the workplace, if your condition requires medical attention or time away from work…

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Repetitive Stress Injuries and Workers Compensation in Lancaster County

Whether you work in an office environment or on a factory assembly line, repetitive stress injury is a real risk. A repetitive stress injury (or repetitive strain injury as it is sometimes called) is a very real physical condition that occurs when too much stress is placed on a part of the body. It often leads to pain and swelling, and if left untreated can result in long-term tissue damage. The injuries are generally caused by repeating the same movements over and over again, and this is a frequent occurrence in occupational settings. If you are experiencing this type of…

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Genetic Discrimination and Workers Comp – What to Do If Your Employer Discriminates Based On Genetic History

There are many areas of the law that have been complicated by the advances of science. Examples include the ways that the use of cell phones have impacted driving safety laws, and where embryos that have been frozen in laboratories have become the subject of complex family law litigation. Modern science has also added a layer of complexity to many workers’ compensation cases, as employers have attempted to use an injured or disabled worker’s genetic history against them to dispute a workplace injury claim. The federal government has passed specific laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information…

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