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The amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act include specific provisions to combat insurance fraud. Prior to the new amendments, the Act did not address the issue of fraud. Previously, fraud was addressed through the Criminal Code or through various health and legal ethical codes. For example, a person making a…

Pension Benefits & Workers’ Compensation If an injured worker involuntarily retires due to a work injury, and he or she has participated in his time of injury employer’s pension program and receives pension payments, in some situations, the employer will be able to take an offset or credit for those pension…

How to calculate Partial Disability Benefits owed for a Pennsylvania Work Injury: Average Weekly Wage at time of injury (taken from Notice of Compensation Payable) or Judge’s award) minus gross pay for week in question equals earning loss. Then, multiply earning loss by 2 and then divide by 3 to…

If you have sustained a work-related injury, physical therapy may be used to treat your injury. Physical therapy is a specialized field of medicine used to treat many different ailments, including disorders to the musculoskeletal system and neurological disorders and diseases. A physical therapist will use a variety of treatment…

A worker who sustains an injury while performing a duty within the scope of his or her job may be entitled to benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Prior to its enactment, recovering compensation for work-related injuries was difficult. Before a worker could recover, it was necessary to prove…

The anterior cruciate ligament, also referred to as ACL, is one of the ligaments in the knee. It connects the upper and lower leg bones. When the ACL tears, it causes the knee to become unstable and may cause the knee to “give way.” What is a Torn ACL Injury?…