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Questions to Ask Your Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Sustaining an injury on the job can not only leave you in pain, but also with a lot of questions regarding your rights. Fortunately, there are workers’ compensation lawyers who can answer questions you may have about compensation for your injuries. Choosing the right attorney to represent you is critical in getting the full compensation…

What Happens to My Benefits if My Company Closes?

Generally, Pennsylvania employees are entitled to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits until they reach the applicable statutory time limit under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act or they have reached maximum medical improvement. However, when companies shut down or employers go out of business, workers are often left wondering whether they will continue to receive their…

Nail Gun Safety

Nail guns have boosted workplace productivity and efficiency since their introduction to the construction industry in 1959. However, pneumatic nail guns are also responsible for approximately 37,000 emergency room visits each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pennsylvania workers who are injured by nail guns may be eligible for workers’…

Safety When Working at Heights

Those who work at heights are at risk of suffering serious injuries or fatal falls. In the construction industry, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. In 2017, 887 workers died because of falls – the highest number recorded in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). Employers are required…

Mistakes to Avoid

Pennsylvania employees who are injured on the job are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits such as payment for medical expenses resulting from the accident and lost wages in the event of disability. However, workers who do not satisfy all the legal requirements jeopardize the viability of their claims. The following are some of the…