Workers’ Compensation Benefits Archives
Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for a Pre-Existing Condition?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers’ Compensation Benefits on April 26, 2023
Every state has laws that allows a worker to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits should they become injured or ill at work. In exchange for this coverage, a worker is prohibited from suing their employer because of the injury or illness. So, it is fair to wonder whether Workers’ Compensation benefits apply to pre-existing conditions. Fortunately,… Read More
What are Common Work Injury Claims Filed by Teachers?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on August 23, 2021
Workers’ Compensation benefits cover workplace injuries and occupational illnesses. The purpose behind Workers’ Compensation insurance is to ensure that injured employees are fairly compensated for lost wages, medical bills, and other losses during the time that they are unable to work. Injuries and accidents can happen at any workplace, however, some jobs carry greater risk… Read More
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover a Bad Reaction to the Coronavirus Vaccine?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Coronavirus on April 7, 2021
Employees may wonder whether a bad reaction to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be covered by Workers’ Compensation. Typically, employers will work with a health care provider or some other authorized entity to actually administer the vaccine. What makes the issue more complicated is that these vaccines are new, and laws are still developing. Typical… Read More
What Should I Do After I Receive a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on February 15, 2021
If you have been injured on the job, you could qualify for Workers’ Compensation under Pennsylvania law. Whether it is a work injury from a repetitive task or a more severe injury from an accident, you may file a Workers’ Compensation claim if the injury occurred during or because of your employment. However, denied claims… Read More
Getting Back to Work After an Injury
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on January 7, 2021
Getting injured on the job can be very frightening. Fears of long-lasting pain and how to pay the bills can be daunting. The Workers’ Compensation insurance program is designed to allay these fears. While the program is no substitute for work, it does cover medical related bills and partial salary for a period of time…. Read More
Why was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on December 21, 2020
Getting hurt at work is an unpleasant experience. As equally unpleasant is being denied Workers’ Compensation by an insurance company. Any claim could be turned down for various reasons. The following are questions to ask a Workers’ Compensation lawyer when receiving a claim denial: Did the Worker Report the Accident Promptly? Workers injured on the… Read More
Preventing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome at Work
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on November 10, 2020
Physical labor and construction work can take a toll on manual workers. There are many workplace injuries that can develop, but one serious injury that is often overlooked is hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Workers who spend a lot of time working manually with vibrating tools and machinery are at risk of nerve and muscle damage… Read More
Limits of Computer-Based Training
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on February 19, 2020
Computer-based training has its advantages and disadvantages, but many people agree that online training alone is not a proper substitution for hands-on training. Even in our modern, technology advanced society, computer-based training may not be as sufficient as on-the-job training. Business Reasons for Adequate Training The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides training standards… Read More
What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on September 11, 2019
After you received workers’ compensation benefits for two years, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination to receive an impairment rating. The impairment rating you are given can have a significant effect on your ability to make ends meet because it can shorten the total time you receive workers’ compensation benefits. How Impairment… Read More