According to the Morning Call newspaper, a dispute is brewing between Pennsylvania attorneys who represent injured workers and insurance companies about how to help workers who have been affected by the opioid prescription abuse crisis. A new bill introduced in Harrisburg by a Republican congressman seeks to establish a preapproved list of medications, including some […]
If you are injured on the job in Philadelphia, it should be easy to collect workers’ compensation. You tell your supervisor about the accident or injury, seek medical attention, and your employer’s insurance should cover your medical expenses and the wages you lost while you couldn’t work.
However, many workers’ comp cases do not run that […]
Many people obtain extra work during holiday and vacation seasons. High school kids take on summer jobs. Philadelphia is home to several colleges, and many of those students from temple and U Penn and Drexel (and so on) stay in the city during the summer and pick up seasonal gigs. Teachers can also get an […]
Workers’ compensation operates a bit differently than traditional personal injury law. If you are injured while working, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits even if your employer did nothing wrong or you were at fault. This is unlike personal injury law, where you would only file a claim if you were injured as the result […]
One day you are driving to work and, suddenly, a car crashes into you. You are injured, and your car is totaled. What next? Do you report the incident to your boss to receive workers’ compensation, or just file a traditional insurance claim? In general, you cannot collect workers’ compensation benefits if you got hurt […]
Almost all employers in Philadelphia are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Some large companies are self-insured, certain industries are self-regulated, federal employees have different rules, and domestic workers are exempt—but otherwise, your employer should be insured. Not every company, however, follows this important rule. In an effort to cut costs, some employers choose not […]
Every year, more than 4,500 workers are killed on the job, and roughly three million are injured. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth clear regulations to help prevent these injuries and deaths, negligent employers often fail to follow the rules. By cutting costs and cutting corners, reckless companies are putting their […]