Types of Injuries That Aren’t Covered by Workers’ Compensation

When Are You Not Entitled to Workers’ Compensation? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018 was the first year on record since 2012 that the work-related incident rate did not decline. To be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim, you must be able to establish that you’re an employee rather than an independent…

What’s in Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act?

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act In 2018, nearly 40,000 Pennsylvania residents filed for workers’ compensation under Pennsylvania Statutes Title 77 P.S. Workers’ Compensation. Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides medical treatment and wage reimbursements for workers affected by job-related injuries and illnesses, is designed to protect the rights of both employers and employees. If you…

Top Causes of Injuries and Accidents at Construction Sites

Top Causes of Injuries and Accidents at Construction Sites In 2016, 4,693 workers died while on the job working for private employers, and of those deaths, 21.1 percent were construction workers. Excluding collisions on the highway, most construction deaths and injuries were related to four causes, including falls, getting struck by an object, electrocution, or…

Can I Handle My Workers’ Compensation Claim Without a Lawyer?

While there’s no legal requirement to be represented by a job accident lawyer in a workers’ compensation claim, self-representation is often insufficient and can have a negative impact when an attorney is eventually engaged. About the only time it’s likely your claim won’t be denied without legal representation is if your case is not complex,…