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Understanding the Most Common Hand Injuries in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation is a critical safeguard for employees who suffer injuries while working. Among various types of workplace injuries, hand injuries are notably prevalent due to the hands’ indispensable role in almost every type of work. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the most common hand injuries that lawyers in Philadelphia or …

A Guide to Workers’ Compensation Claims for Hand Injuries

Job-related injuries are a significant concern for workers across various industries in Pennsylvania, as they can have a significant impact on the person’s quality of life and the ability to provide for themselves and their dependents. Needless to say, concerns grow even more as the frequency of the incidents increases. Hand injuries, being some of …

Workplace Amputations in Pennsylvania and the USA: The Statistical Overview

In Pennsylvania, workplace amputations, particularly those involving limbs, fingers, and toes, remain a serious concern. Barring the instances that result in a fatality, these injuries are by far the most detrimental to a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Despite safeguards set in place to prevent critical injuries, workplace amputations remain a relatively common occurrence.  …

The State of Pennsylvania Act 57 Explained

Act 57 of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, which was enacted on June 24, 1996, represented a significant reform aimed at addressing the increasing costs of workers’ compensation in the state of PA, while balancing the rights and protections afforded to injured workers in the state. The Act introduced several amendments to the existing workers’ …

Summary of Recent Workers’ Compensation Legislation in the State of Pennsylvania

Recent legislative changes to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act have introduced several significant reforms aimed at addressing the challenges of managing healthcare costs and opioid abuse within the system. These reforms are designed to balance cost control with the need to provide quality care and support to injured workers in the state of Pennsylvania. However, …

No-Fault Work Injury Claims vs. Third-Party Liability Claims in Allentown

When an employee gets injured on the job in Allentown, or anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania, they generally have two main types of claims to consider: Workers’ Compensation and third-party liability claims. These claims serve different purposes and are handled through different systems. Workers’ Compensation claims are handled through the Dept. of Work Comp. …

Constraints of Total Temporary Disability Benefits System in Pennsylvania

There’s no denying the fact that the Workers’ Compensation system can be incredibly beneficial to individuals injured on the job. However, with the number of incidents that happen daily, the system must also protect itself to give everyone a fair chance at receiving adequate benefits.  Unfortunately, this also imposes limitations on total temporary disability (TTD) …

Act 57 of 1996: The Turning Point of PA’s Workers’ Compensation

One of the most influential pieces of legislation affecting the Worker’s Compensation system in Pennsylvania is the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act itself, initially passed in 1915. This foundational law established the framework for the state’s Worker’s Compensation system, fundamentally changing how claims are processed, evaluated, and compensated. However, for a more specific example of legislative …

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in PA: A Step-by-Step Guide

Filing a Worker’s Compensation claim in Philadelphia and Allentown involves several steps and adhering to specific timelines, including the statute of limitations. The process is designed to ensure that injured workers receive the necessary medical treatment and compensation for lost wages due to work-related injuries or illnesses.  While streamlined, the process can still be confusing, …