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Lancaster PA Workers' Compensation Law Blog

What Information Does a Lawyer Need After a Work Injury?

If you have been injured at work, it makes sense to hire a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you get the compensation to which you are entitled. However, what should one expect when they decide to call a work injury lawyer? Understanding the information a lawyer needs before making the call can lead to a better consultation and get more out of the typically free service law firms offer to their potential clients. Employment Related Information The first thing a lawyer will need is your employment information. This includes: The company you were working for when you were…

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Tips for Employers: Drug Testing After a Work Injury

When a worker is injured on the job, it’s difficult to be critical since they are in pain. However, having a drug test after a work injury can be crucial. While Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system, a worker that was under the influence will not be eligible for the same benefits as an employee that was exercising proper behavior. In fact, a drug test could prevent a worker from collecting benefits at all. Drug testing an employee is not always legal. This is because they are owed a certain amount of privacy. However, when an injury becomes involved, the…

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Tips to Avoid Desk Job Injuries at the Workplace

As desk jobs become more popular as a type of occupation, injuries related to such jobs are increasing. It may sound unlikely an injury would incur while sitting behind a desk but sitting all day can have a negative impact on the body, especially considering approximately 80% of workers today work in a role that involves little or no physical activity. Straining the arms or sitting without proper support, along with fast typing, puts workers at a higher risk of injury than most consider. Further, desk jobs heighten some risks for repetitive injuries. For instance, someone may develop carpal tunnel…

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Post-Work Injury Checklist

When you are injured at work, it can be a time of many emotions. First, there is the concern over your health and safety. But second, there is the concern over what this means for your job and what actions need to be taken following an injury that happens in the workplace. While each state has its own regulations on how things are handled, and each company has its own set of policies, there are steps that can be taken in any jurisdiction or company following an accident. Steps to Take After a Work Injury Following a work injury, take…

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Workplace Safety to Help Avoid Head Injuries

Head injuries can have the most consequences for both the worker and the company compared to other injuries. For starters, a head injury has the most potential to be both long-term and undetected. In many cases, the full scope of the injury does not become apparent for months. The best defense is to avoid these injuries to begin with. While some injuries are not avoidable and occur even when all prevention tactics are properly performed, there are ways to lessen the risk and avoid some injuries altogether. For this level of prevention, both the employee and the company must be…

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What is a Judge Able to do in a Workers’ Compensation Case in PA?

While it is considered common knowledge that Workers’ Compensation cases go before a judge, it is often not understood what role a judge plays in such a case. Even further, it is not typical that the average worker knows what power the judge has or what the judge is able to do or accomplish during such a case. However, understanding that role could mean a stronger case and a more informed worker. When it comes to collect these benefits, being a self-advocate and understanding your rights is imperative. Getting the right lawyer is the most important element. Lawyers have a…

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Fact or Fiction: Important Information on Workers’ Compensation, Part Two

Wading through the waters of Workers’ Compensation can lead to a lot of confusion and misinformation. By understanding ahead of time what the common myths and the real truth behind them, workers can better advocate on their own behalf when it comes to filing for benefits. In the last post, we covered two myths and one truth, continuing with other common misconceptions below. Fiction: Technology Will Solve All Problems While technology has certainly helped the claim process and made it simpler, it won’t solve everything. The advances that have been made in recent years have worked wonders in making things…

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Fact or Fiction: Important Information on Workers’ Compensation, Part One

Understanding the system in the benefits being part of the workforce makes available shouldn’t require a law degree. There is a lot of misinformation about Workers’ Compensation benefits out there, which leads to many injured workers not filing for benefits when they should. By separating fact from fiction, it is much easier to navigate through the myths that surround Workers’ Compensation. Fiction: The Best Bet in Workers’ Compensation is Using Large Networks The price might be right, but large discount networks can be unsustainable. There has been a plateau, for the most part, in which these networks can control medical…

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Difference Between Scheduled and Unscheduled Permanent Work Injuries

When you get a permanent work injury on the job, the category the injury falls under is likely the last thing on your mind. However, understanding the key differences between scheduled and unscheduled work injuries can help you understand how to better apply for benefits and understand why you received or didn’t receive certain benefits. The two have one major component in common: they are both permanent injuries. However, there are very important key differences in the type of injury, as they each cover a different section of permanent injuries. Depending on the injury, permanent injuries can be full or…

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Who Chooses the Doctor When a Worker is Injured?

After an injury, most workers want to see their own doctor. However, this might pose a risk later when trying to receive Worker’s Compensation benefits. However, workers are not required to go to one specific doctor, even if one is specifically provided by the employer or Worker’s Compensation insurance carrier. In fact, an injured worker has the right for a least that contains a minimum of six different medical providers. With that in mind, once a list is provided, the insurer is only required to pay for treatment if one of the medical providers is chosen for the first 90…

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