What If My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Comp?
With limited exceptions, Pennsylvania requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employees will be happy to know that workers' comp coverage applies to those throughout their employment. But what if your employer doesn’t have workers’ comp? First, your employer faces some harsh penalties. It’s considered a criminal offense where the employer faces fines up to […]
Do Workers' Comp Benefits Apply When Employees WFH (Work From Home)?
The impacts of COVID are undeniable. Chief among them has been the proliferation of a WFH (Work From Home) workforce. Gallup reported that 43% of employees work from home at least some time. Businesses and employees have had to adapt to that new reality. One of the questions that arises is whether or not workers' […]
Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits FAQs for 2021
Understanding Workers Compensation If you sustain a job injury or a work-related illness, the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act provides for your medical expenses and, in the event that you are unable to work, wage-loss compensation benefits until you're able to go back to work. This can be a difficult, scary, and confusing process for anyone. […]
Does Workers’ Comp Cover Coronavirus?
If you contract COVID-19 at work, you may have a compensable Pennsylvania workers’ comp (WC) claim. However, it might not be the easiest route to financial relief. This blog touches on the process, proofs, and pecuniary benefits of pursuing a workers comp claim. First Things First If you believe you’ve contracted COVID-19 at work, the […]
Leave No Stone Unturned
As stated in previous articles in this series, when faced with unexpected economic harms and losses due to personal injury, it is important to explore -- and understand -- all legal avenues and options which may be available to seek and secure appropriate benefits and compensation. Depending upon the surrounding circumstances, there may be multiple […]
You May Be Entitled to Multiple Disability Benefits! The Eligibility Requirements and the Interactions Between the Benefits Programs
If you are disabled, you may be entitled to disability benefits through multiple benefit programs. Before applying for disability benefits from multiple programs, it is important to know how benefit programs interact and how each applying for one benefit may affect your eligibility for another for other benefits. Knowing what is available to you and […]
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Have you suffered a wage loss as a result of accident or work injury? Our workers comp lawyers here at our Doylestown and Norristown law offices work together to coordinate a strategy to file for a compensation claim and maximize any disability benefits available to someone who has suffered a sudden or unexpected loss of […]
When Unexpected Income Loss Strikes Home: What Are Your Options?
Few people are adequately prepared for a sudden or unexpected loss of income due to no fault of their own. The cause for the loss of income can take many forms. Perhaps a negligent driver runs a stop sign and strikes your vehicle, leaving you in pain and unable to work. A work-related accident can […]
Has Chen Changed the Face of Subrogation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Matters?
November 7, 2017 By Thomas E. Panzer The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act allows an employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier to subrogate to a third-party recovery. In other words, where an employee is injured while in the course and scope of employment, and the injury is due to the negligence of a third party, […]
FAQs for Employers on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits
October 25, 2017 By Thomas E. Panzer Based upon the Pennsylvania Statewide Average Weekly Wage, the maximum compensation payable under the Workers' Compensation Act, is $995 per week for injuries occurring on and after Jan. 1, 2017. As an employer, you have the responsibility to provide workers’ compensation coverage to your employees. You also have […]