Glitches Derail Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Claims

Philadelphia workers who have been injured on the job may find themselves in company with hundreds of other Pennsylvanians whose workers’ compensation cases have been languishing in a technological no-man’s-land since early September. The new software, designed to bring claims filing and processing up to date, has instead created a snarl out of the process. […]

Injured Employee Wins Pennsylvania Workers Comp Appeal

Oftentimes, when a worker is injured on the job in Pennsylvania, he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which help cover medical expenses, lost wages and other costs related to the injury. However, workers’ compensation cases aren’t always straight forward and sometimes appeals are necessary to decide whether a worker is entitled to […]

Workers Compensation Settlements Get Tougher For Firefighters

Almost everyone in Philadelphia knows that firefighters are an essential part of the community and would obviously want their help in an emergency. However, for many firefighters who are injured, it is apparently getting harder for them to receive the help they need from workers’ compensation settlements both in Philadelphia and around the state. For […]

Temporary Workers At Higher Risk Of Workplace Injuries

For many workers who have work that is temporary or are migrant workers, they tend to take the more high risk jobs to take whatever pay they can. However, the conditions that some find themselves in would shock even Workplace Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia. According to the director at the University of Pennsylvania Transnational Law […]

Workers Compensation Rates Down In Pennsylvania

For anyone in Pennsylvania who has worker’s compensation through their job, there is good news: the rates are dropping throughout the state. This also hopefully means that trying to get a workers compensation settlement might be a bit easier as there are less costs involved. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department recently reported that a rate reduction […]

Migrant And Temporary Workers Face More Workplace Hazards

Workers across all industries are often exposed to hazardous conditions in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. But the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Transnational Law Center recently said in an interview that temporary and migrant workers are especially at risk of workplace accidents. The director also said these workers are less […]

Outdoor Workers Exposed To Extremely Cold Temps

It might be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean construction workers building the new $84 million Bucks County justice center get a day off. In fact, there are thousands of workers throughout the state who perform their job duties outdoors in rain, snow or sunshine. A reporter from the Bucks County Courier Times was at […]

New Legislation Could Help With Workers Compensation Settlements

As many Philadelphia residents know, most legislation has ways of slowing down bureaucratic processes instead of speeding them up. However, the new Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act that was just passed on the federal level may actually buck the trend and speed up Workers Compensation Settlements. The new SMART Act was just signed […]

Four Injured When Roof At Philadelphia Construction Site Collapses

Four workers were injured in Philadelphia this week when part of a building under construction collapsed. The construction accident occurred Tuesday afternoon at a building in the Feltonville section of the city that is the future home of the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit. Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department arrived at the scene minutes […]

Firefighters Suffer Injuries In Philadelphia Because Of Weather

Firefighters expect to suffer extreme conditions from the heat while working on the job and, to some extent, expect some degree of injuries because of those fires. However, even workplace injury lawyers in Philadelphia would be surprised to learn that a couple firefighters suffered injuries because of the frigid weather. In Philadelphia, a fire broke […]