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When a worker is injured at work in Pennsylvania, the employer/insurance carrier, herein referred to as ‘employer’, is required to accept or deny the claim within 21 days of the report of a work injury. Failure to do so can lead to penalties against the employer. When you report an injury, the employer can issue […]
Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation is common practice with cases in litigation. It also occurs when cases are not in litigation, but the injured worker and the insurance carrier have a desire to settle the workers’ compensation claim. In 2006, amendments to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act were enacted that included mandatory mediation requirements. If […]
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released the 2021 average weekly wage rates. By way of explanation, the average weekly wage is calculated based on your earnings in the four thirteen week calendar periods immediately prior to your date of injury. Based on that average weekly wage, the corresponding compensation rate is determined […]
Many injured workers in Pennsylvania have to go before a Workers Compensation Judge. Many do not. Depends on various factors of your claim. If you are injured at work and are not missing time from work or your employer and insurance carrier have accepted your claim, at least initially, you may not have to come […]
The Maryland Workers Compensation Commission announced yesterday that they would be moving forward with in-person workers compensation proceedings beginning June 8, 2020. The Commission recognized that some injured workers may be hesitant to appear in person for hearings and allows for requests for continued video proceedings. The Commission announces that we may be resuming in-person […]
Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Bureau of Workers Compensation releases the new state wide Average Weekly Wage (AWW) chart for Pennsylvania Workers Compensation. The Bureau has released the 2020 rates. The average weekly wage is an important calculation that establishes your weekly wage loss payment, should your claim be accepted. Your […]
In Pennsylvania, work-related injuries are common. I frequently hear frustrations from clients over why their claim was denied. In Pennsylvania, employers have the right to deny a workers compensation claim. They may do so for several reasons. Here is a list of the TEN most common reasons a workers compensation claim is denied. 1. Lack […]
To put it mildly, the public is not fond of personal injury lawyers. You’ve heard the jokes. Admittedly, some of them are funny. And there’s no doubt, some personal injury lawyers do not reflect well on the profession. Those are the guys hanging around emergency rooms trolling for clients or handing out business cards at […]
Mooney Atty Mark Buterbaugh helps a local woman receive the compensation she deserved after needing knee surgery despite her employers attempts to deny it.