Workers’ Compensation Claims

Pennsylvania’s Most Common Workplace Injuries

Shocking Work Injury Statistics in the Commonwealth Workplace injuries can be devastating, leaving employees with extraordinary medical bills and unable to provide for their families. While some industries are more prone to accidents than others, injuries can occur in any type of workplace. It is important to remember that you have rights if you are…

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How to Sue for Psychological Injuries at Work

Obtaining Compensation for Your Work-Related Mental or Emotional Distress If you are injured while at work or survive some kind of trauma, you may have physical and mental injuries. While physical injuries are relatively easy to demonstrate, emotional and mental scars may be more difficult to prove. However, Pennsylvania does allow you to recover money…

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Can I Sue for an Exacerbated Pre-Existing Condition?

Understanding Your Rights After a Workplace Accident that Made a Pre-Existing Condition Worse Millions of Americans suffer from pre-existing conditions. When a workplace accident exacerbates those pre-existing conditions, you might be entitled to compensation. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney so that you understand your rights and responsibilities after an…

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Should I Go Back to Work After an Injury on the Job?

Understanding Your Rights After a Workplace Injury Many people feel the pressure to return to work quickly after an accident. Unfortunately returning to work too early can prolong your recovery and even make certain conditions worse. In order to protect yourself, it is important to know your rights after an injury on the job, including…

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How Long Do I Have to Sue for a Work Injury?

Your Right to Compensation After a Workplace Accident in PA Were you recently injured while at work? In Pennsylvania and across the United States, you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for compensation. Under most circumstances, you will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but you will need to act…

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I Was Injured in a Company Vehicle. Who Do I Sue?

Recovering Compensation After an Accident in a Work Vehicle Being involved in an accident in a company vehicle can be stressful and overwhelming. Without the help of an experienced attorney, you may not know who to file a claim against and whether you can obtain compensation for your injuries. At Freeburn Law, our experienced legal team…

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What Impact Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Have On SSDI?

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Some employees may be eligible to receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and workers’ compensation benefits if they have a work-related illness or injury. However, it’s important to know that if you currently receive workers’ comp benefits, your eligibility for disability benefits could be negatively impacted. Can You Collect SSDI and Workers’ Comp Benefits…

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Can You Receive Workers’ Comp if Injured While Working from Home in PA?

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As we continue acclimating to our “new normal,” millions of people continue to work from home. While injuries sustained at an employee’s place of work are covered by workers’ compensation, what about those sustained while working from home? According to the rulings of Pennsylvania Courts, work-from-home injuries are generally included as compensable claims. However, there…

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How Could the Coronavirus Impact You as a Worker?

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COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, has been all over social media and the news after its recent outbreak in the U.S.  While we know how it can impact our health, many workers have been wondering how the spread of the virus could affect them. Prevention Taking the necessary precautions to avoid getting the…

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Work-Related Injuries Go Beyond Slips and Falls

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Mention a workplace injury to most Americans and they envision a construction accident, a fall, or a slip on an unsafe floor—images of a dramatic, often traumatic accidents. However, repetitive-motion disorders or injuries related to office tasks are increasingly common in today’s information-based workplace. The details of one reporter’s experience with similar issues can be…

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Man Suffers High-Voltage Electric Burns at Berks County Power Plant

Local news sources indicate a man has suffered burn-related injuries in a workplace incident at the Birdsboro Power Plant. A news article about this developing story is available here. A construction worker who was shocked after coming in contact with a 22,000-volt electric line was taken to a nearby hospital after suffering third-degree burns to…

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Workers’ Compensation Do’s and Don’ts!

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  Any work-related or on-the-job injury can bring with it the potential for long-term physical, emotional, and financial after-effects. Here are the most important things to avoid when you pursue your Workers’ Compensation claim:   DO: Go to the Doctor Immediately See Doctors the Insurance Chooses Keep All Medical Appointments  DON’T: Post on Social Media…

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Nurse Assaulted by Patient at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital

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The goal of healthcare workers is to heal others and make them better.  But, the healthcare profession is rife with risk and dangers.  Research shows that more workers are injured in accidents and other causes in the healthcare and social assistance professions than any other industry. There are a variety of risks that healthcare workers…

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Reporting Work Injuries

How Should I Report My Work Injuries? If you were injured at work, you may be wondering what you need to do next.  One of the first things you should do after a work-related injury is report the injury to your employer.  We’ve listed a few best practices to follow when reporting an injury to…

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Do I Have a Work-Related Injury?

What Qualifies as a Work-Related Injury? Just because your injury did not occur while actually performing your job, it still may be a work-related injury. In order to establish your right to compensation under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws, an injured employee must show that they were injured “in the course of employment.”   However, this does…

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Work Psychological Injuries

Are Psychological Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation? The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers all injuries “arising in the course and scope of employment.” This includes all injuries sustained on the employer’s premises as well as off-premises incurred while engaged in the furtherance of the employer’s business. The Workers’ Compensation Act and case law define the terms and the circumstances and facts necessary to prove a…

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Workers’ Compensation Wage Loss Benefits

I’m Not Working At All Due to My Work Injury. Am I Entitled to Wage Loss Benefits? The employer/insurance company is required to pay injured workers for a percentage of their lost wages up to a maximum limit, beginning on the 8th day of wage loss. If the injured workers loses more than 14 days of work they are entitled to recover the first 7…

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Return To Work Questions

Am I Entitled to Partial Wage Loss Benefits If I Return to Work, But I Am Making Less Than I Was At The Time of My Injury? If you have returned to work but your wages are less than you pre-injury average weekly wage, and you loss of earnings is related to your work injury. Then you would be entitled to partial disability benefits. Partial…

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Length of Wage Loss Benefits

Wondering How Long You Will Receive Wage Loss Benefits? You are entitled to wage loss benefits for as long as you are totally disabled due a work injury. If you are partially disabled due to a work injury, you are entitled to partial disability benefits for five hundred (500) weeks or until you have reached a full and complete recovery from your work injury, whichever…

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Billboard Worker Injured

Billboard Worker Injured in Work Accident On Wednesday morning, WGAL reports that a billboard worker in York County was seriously injured when a rope snapped on the billboard he was working on and hit him in the head. After you have been injured, or a family member was killed, in a workers’ compensation accident, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who knows what it…

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