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The Difference that Just Two Short Days Can Make in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case

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When you receive a decision from the workers’ compensation judge in your benefits case that is unfavorable, it is important to know how to proceed. The law may provide you with certain avenues to continue your efforts to obtain benefits, including appealing the decision made by the workers’ compensation judge. Prompt action is necessary… Read More »

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How an ‘Error of Law’ in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case Can Get You a Renewed Chance to Obtain Benefits

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It is very possible that you may not know exactly what a judge means when he or she refers to an “error of law” in a legal ruling. Frankly, for most folks, there’s no reason why you should. What you should know, however, is that there are many details that can make or break… Read More »

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How the Right Medical Expert Evidence Can be Key to Success in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case

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If you have suffered an injury at work that has left you disabled (and unable to work), even if that disability is only temporary, it is undeniably a stressful time for you. You may reasonably be concerned about continuing your career and continuing to earn an income. An award of workers’ compensation benefits may… Read More »

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Court Decision Allows Philadelphia Police Officer to Collect Both Civil Lawsuit Judgment and Heart and Lung Act Benefits

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When you suffer an injury at work, it is stressful and unsettling. You may be concerned about your future income if your injury has left you unable to work. It is important to understand that there are options out there. Your workplace injury may entitle you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Some people may… Read More »

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An Injured Pennsylvania Jail Worker’s Evidence Overcame Her Employer’s Effort to Cut Off Her Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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When you seek to receive workers’ compensation benefits, there are several key hurdles in your case. There is your original claim and an award of benefits. After that, you face another important hurdle if your employer makes a request to cut off your benefits. At all of these steps, it is very important to… Read More »

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Using Medical Expert Evidence to Persuade the Judge and Succeed in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim

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In many workers’ compensation cases, both sides may have medical experts, and these opposing doctors’ testimony may be the key to succeeding or not. Having a doctor whose testimony is believable and persuasive is essential. Whether it is accumulating and presenting expert witness testimony or some other variety of important evidence, a knowledgeable Pennsylvania… Read More »

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Overcoming Challenges to the Competency of Your Medical Expert in Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case

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When you pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, your employer will likely oppose your claim aggressively. This may include challenging your testimony as well as the testimony of your medical experts. You should prepare to be ready for the vigorous opposition you will face. A knowledgeable Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney can help you… Read More »

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What You Need to Block Your Employer’s Attempts to Have Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits Ended

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When you are injured and successfully pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, that may not be the “end of the line” for your case. Your employer may choose to make attempts to have your benefits cut off. In order to do that, though, the employer must persuade the judge that a change has… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Transit Authority Cashier Wins Award of Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a Bathroom Accident

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Sometimes, when you’re hurt at work, it can be pretty obvious that your injury was work-related and that you potentially have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Other times, however, the facts surrounding your injury may not be so clear. Regardless of the details of your injury, if you’ve been hurt at work, you… Read More »

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Flight Attendant Secures Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Award Despite Being on an Airport Shuttle Bus When Her Accident Happened

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In employees’ workers’ compensation cases, there are certain commonplace and frequently used arguments that employers will deploy in an effort to succeed and avoid paying benefits. One of these is that the employee’s injury did not take place in the “course and scope of her employment.” That legal language means that the worker wasn’t… Read More »

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