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Wearable Technology in Workers’ Compensation

Wearable technology has existed for decades. It is typically embedded in watches, glasses, hearing aids, jewelry, and other types of discrete gadgets. These electronic wireless devices can collect real time data and communicate with people or other devices. A new type of wearable technology has emerged in workers’ compensation. Some believe it provides valuable information… Read More »

Drug Formulary Approved by the Senate

A Philadelphia newspaper recently reported on the ethically questionable alliances being formed between lawyers, doctors, and pharmacists. Workers’ compensation law firms have been opening their own pharmacies and referring their clients to those pharmacies to have their prescriptions filled. In return, doctors at these pharmacies would refer their patients to the law firm. This type… Read More »

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

Construction workers are at high risk of sustaining work injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 150,000 workers are injured on construction sites each year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that eliminating the fatal four would save over 600 lives each year. The fatal four leading causes of worker fatalities… Read More »

Opioid Prescriptions and Temporary Disability

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examined the effect of opioid prescriptions on the duration of temporary disability benefits. The report found that those with work-related low back injuries who were prescribed opioids spent more time out of work on temporary disability. Nearly all Pennsylvania workers are covered by the Pennsylvania… Read More »

Gig Economy Affects Workers’ Safety

The emerging gig economy is raising concerns regarding worker safety. A gig economy is a business environment in which temporary positions and independent contractors are prevalent. Ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are examples of gig economy companies that provide hired temporary workers with flexible schedules in exchange for limited employer liability. When someone… Read More »

What to Do If Your Claim is Denied

Most workers in Pennsylvania are entitled to workers’ compensation for their work-related injuries. However, your claim may initially be denied by your employer or their insurance company. If your Workers’ Compensation claim was denied, do not give up. You may appeal the denial and ultimately receive benefits. At Larry Pitt & Associates, our experienced Workers’… Read More »

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