Workers’ compensation programs have been caught up in the opioid epidemic as doctors began prescribing opioids pain killers to injured workers. Due to the highly-addictive nature of the medicines, some workers became dependent on the drugs. As the numbers of deaths from opioid overdoses have spiked recently, state governments have instituted policies to curb the […]
If you sustain an injury at work while performing your regular work duties, or if you contract an occupational disease, Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation covers your medical expenses and it pays a partial wage-replacement benefit. Medical benefits are payable from the first day of injury, but you might not realize that workers’ compensation wage loss benefits […]
What Happens When Your Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Has Lapsed and You are Injured on the Job?
Imagine that you are an average Philadelphia worker who puts in a hard day at work, but one day you suffer a serious workplace injury. You seek emergency medical attention and then you notify your employer of your injury so that you can apply for workers’ compensation because it is a serious injury that will […]
You have probably heard that you cannot sue your employer after you have suffered a workplace injury, and that workers’ compensation is your only remedy. Well, there are five ways circumstances in which you can take legal action aside from workers’ compensation when you have suffered an injury or contracted an occupational disease at work.
A worker who has suffered a serious injury at work, has missed work while they are recovering from their injury, and is receiving workers’ compensation partial wage-replacement disability benefits. The workers’ compensation insurer must determine whether the worker will be able to return to their previous job, whether they will can do some other type […]
There’s nothing more terrifying than that tightening in your chest before a heart attack. Whether you’re at work, have just been fired or laid off, or are driving home stressed out after a brutal day at work, a heart attack can be fatal – and will certainly change your life. Sometimes you don’t know it’s […]