Workers Compensation Q & A and News

The PA Department of Labor and Industry has released the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates for worker’s who are injured during the calendar year of 2020. For injured workers who sustain an injury between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 the compensation rates are: An injured worker whose Average Weekly…

The PA Department of Labor and Industry has released the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates for worker’s who are injured during the calendar year of 2019. For injured workers who sustain an injury between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 the rates are as follows: An injured worker whose Average…

WRONG! Workers’ Compensation Judges in Pennsylvania are not allowed to tell an injured worker: That settlement is a bad idea. That the settlement is too low. That  writing off medical coverage is a bad idea. That there is an important relationship between settling a Workers’ Compensation case and Social Security…

Below is a list of things that should be considered by an injured worker before their PA Workers’ Compensation Compromise and Release (Settlement): The Value of Future Medical Coverage for your Work Injury: Do you really know what treatment for your work injury is going to cost? Future Medical Coverage for your…

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Workers’ Compensation & Emergency Room Visits Let’s talk about the general rule first since there is a lot of confusion about this. If the employer has a posted list of doctors and has made the injured worker aware of their legal obligations in this area; the injured worker is required to treat with one of…