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Lancaster PA Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Filing a Lawsuit Instead of a Workers’ Comp Claim

Every state provides for “workers’ compensation,” otherwise known as “worker’s comp” or, perhaps most accurately, “workers’ comp insurance” for workers who are injured on the job. How Workers’ Comp Works Workers’ comp insurance is designed to work like this: workers who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses receive workers’ comp benefits for things like medical expenses and lost wages.  The good news for workers is that they are not required to show that their employer was at fault for their injuries; if they are hurt at work, they receive the benefits. The bad news for workers is that these workers’ comp…

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Choosing a Doctor for Worker’s Comp Claims

Workers’ compensation is designed to cover all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for work-related injuries and/or illnesses, including doctors’ appointments, medications, surgeries, physical therapy, etc.  Your treating doctor is a key player in your workers’ comp treatment, from your actual treatment to overseeing all of your medical care to giving opinions that will affect what treatments to which you are entitled. Therefore, it’s important to find a treating doctor you can trust. However, that search may be complicated by your particular state’s limits on doctor selection. If you have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania, let a Lancaster workman’s…

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A Brief Look at Pennsylvania’s Heart and Lung Act

As people all across the world are staying at home to try and slow down the spread of COVID-19, first responders and other essential workers who are manning the frontlines do not have that option. They risk exposure to COVID-19 every day as they provide essential services for their communities. If you or a loved one have contracted the virus through their essential work, let a Lancaster workers comp lawyer at Vanasse Law LLC help you explore your possible options, including workers’ comp and Pennsylvania’s Heart and Lung Act.  Pennsylvania’s Heart and Lung Act Pennsylvania’s Heart and Lung Act (HLA)…

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Will Workers’ Compensation Cover COVID-19? A Lancaster Job Accident Lawyer Can Help With Your Claim

Workers’ compensation law is designed to compensate employees who have been hurt at work. But what if you contract COVID-19 at work? Can you file a workers’ compensation claim? This issue is complex and rapidly evolving. If you have contracted or fear you may contract COVID-19 from work, let a Lancaster job accident lawyer at Vanasse Law LLC help you explore your possible options.  COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Issues Although many workers’ compensation issues are the same, the rules can vary from state to state. Aside from protecting employees, workers’ compensation insurance is also designed to benefit employers by providing coverage…

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Have You Been Hurt at Work and Offered Light-Duty Work? Our Lancaster Hurt at Work Lawyers Handle Workers’ Comp Claims

Workers’ compensation is a self-explanatory expression; in other words, workers’ compensation law is designed to compensate employees who have been hurt at work.  One particular aspect of workers’ compensation law concerns the situation in which an employee who has been hurt at work, after some time in rehabilitation for his or her injuries, obtains permission from the doctors to return to work with restrictions. In this case, he or she may be offered what is known as “light-duty” work. However, there is the risk that the employer may be asking the injured employee to perform duties that are beyond your…

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Dealing With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim During the Pandemic

Many workers throughout Pennsylvania and elsewhere have been affected in some way by COVID-19. For those who are out of work, the concern likely centers around how they will be able to meet their financial obligations. For those who are still working, the concern likely relates to the possibility of catching the virus while continuing to perform their job duties. Our Lancaster workers’ comp lawyer has heard from both unemployed and currently employed workers who have active workers’ compensation claims during this time, so we would like to take a moment to address some of the commonly-asked questions you may…

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Workers’ Rights to Compensation for Oil and Gas Explosion Injuries

Workers in the oil and gas industries face some of America’s most dangerous job sites on a daily basis. One of the greatest risks they face is the potential for explosions. Each year, numerous workers suffer serious injuries and/or lose their lives in explosions throughout the U.S. When you get hurt in a gas plant or oil refinery accident, there are three primary ways you can seek compensation for your injuries. But, depending on the circumstances, you may only have certain options available, and you may need to act quickly to protect your legal rights. As a result, after being…

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A Brief Look at Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Psychological Injuries

We all know that life in general can be stressful, but add to it issues concerning finances, family wellness and work stability, and things may seem to be unbearable at times. As workers’ compensation attorneys in Pennsylvania, we often hear from clients who have admitted to struggling with all types of injuries that are physical in nature. However, there are times when the workplace is the breeding ground for a variety of psychological stressors as well. It’s no secret that a job can be one of the highest causes of stress in one’s life. If you believe that your work-related…

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Get Answers to Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Frequently Asked Questions

If you have sustained injuries while performing your job duties, you may have many questions about what to do next and your legal rights in general. Our Lancaster job accident lawyer provides answers to some of the most common questions about the workers’ compensation process in Pennsylvania to help you understand your rights and options. These questions and answers are meant to assist with your research and do not replace speaking directly to an attorney about the specifics of your situation. Workers’ Comp Coverage: Which Illnesses and/or Injuries Are Covered in Pennsylvania? Regardless of fault, a great majority of illnesses…

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What is Shift Work Disorder?

Working various shifts within a 24-hour period can be very difficult for an individual, especially when he or she is subjected to changing shift times every few days or every other week. Unfortunately, such frequent changes in work hours can lead to something known as “shift work disorder.” Shift work disorder, which is also referred to as “shift work sleep disorder,” generally causes the worker to experience difficulty sleeping, tiredness, fatigue and excessive sleepiness during daytime hours. All of these issues can result in injuries and accidents in the workplace, as well as with absenteeism and mistakes in judgment while…

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