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- Can I File for Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Against the Same Employer?
If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to restitution through workers compensation insurance. Typically, employees will file an accident report prior to filing their workers compensation claim. At that point, the injured worker is entitled to receive a portion of his or her wages, in addition to medical care until reaching the maximum level of recovery.
- Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim
When an employee is injured in the workplace, he or she is typically eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover lost wages and medical expenses. Depending on the nature of the injury, Workers’ Compensation claims can be very expensive for insurance companies.
- Workers' Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania
Suffering a work-related injury in Pennsylvania is no doubt a life-changing experience for workers and their family members. The costly medical bills and time spent out of work can have a significant financial impact, as can losing a family member who was a primary earner.
- Medical-Only Workers’ Compensation Claims
Recently, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a decision affecting how a claimant must file when an initial Workers’ Compensation claim is accepted as medical-only but later results in a compensable wage loss situation.
- Benefits for Amputations
When workers experience a serious injury, such as an amputation of a finger, they can pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim for wages lost and a lump sum award due to a “specific loss.”
- New Florida Workers’ Compensation Bill Will Change Penalties
There’s a new workers’ compensation bill in the Florida Senate, and if it is enacted, it will make some serious changes. It’s argued that the changes will do a few things, including make sure that businesses are not shut down needlessly when it’s discovered that they are not carrying insurance, and it will offer tougher penalties as is increases the actual fine multiplier from 1.5 times to 2 times.
- Child Support Payments
How does an obligation to pay child support impact someone’s right to workers’ compensation benefits?
- Workplace Injury Claims through Civil Lawsuits
Can an injured worker pursue a claim for pain and suffering through a civil lawsuit alleging negligence; or is the injured worker limited to just a claim for workers’ compensation benefits?
- Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injuries
People often wonder whether there is any difference between a workers’ compensation and a typical personal injury case. While there are numerous smaller or technical differences, there are two major differences, which cannot be minimized.
- Restrictive Covenants
A restrictive covenant is a contractual agreement between an employer and employee that can significantly limit the employee’s future earning potential. The terms and conditions of a restrictive covenant are binding and can impact where an employee can work, limit who they can work for, and prohibit them from contacting former clients or coworkers once they terminate their employment.