Why Some Insurance Companies Deny Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Every year, millions of workers are hurt on the job. Many of them will receive workers’ compensation, but others will be turned down. The workers’ compensation system can be confusing, and insurance companies often turn down valid claims. However, employees have the right to appeal a denied claim. There are several reasons insurance companies might initially reject claims. A…

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Five Ways to Ensure a Workers’ Comp Claim is Approved (and What to do if It is Denied)

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney When an employee is injured on the job, they are usually entitled to workers’ compensation under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. In addition, Pennsylvania laws require most employers to carry insurance that provides medical and wage benefits to employees who are injured or become ill while at work or doing work on behalf of an employer. While most workers’ compensation claims…

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We Answer Questions About Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims in Pennsylvania

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney When workers are hurt on the job, they are often entitled to Workers’ Compensation. The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act defines a work injury as any injury, medical condition, or disease that is caused by a person's employment, but it doesn’t list specific types of injuries. If the injury or resulting illness is directly related to the worker's employment, that…

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Can Lancaster County Employers Legally Deny Workers’ Comp Claims?

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney On-the-job injuries can cause more than just physical trauma. Depending on the severity of the injury, employees may also have the trauma of mounting medical bills and lost wages, especially if they are unable to return to work. Lancaster County employees who sustain injuries at work have recourse thanks to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, established in 1915 to…

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Worried About Filing for Workers’ Compensation? Knowing These Terms can Help.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Workplace accidents are seldom expected, but they happen nevertheless. And they are more common than most people think. In Pennsylvania, more than 170,000 workplace injuries were reported in 2019. While some workplace injuries can seem minor, many stop workers from performing their duties and cause ballooning medical bills and lost wages. Every state – including Pennsylvania –requires employers to…

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Why do Lancaster County Employers Deny Workers’ Comp Claims?

By Dennis Plank, Attorney When a person is hurt on the job, the pain and suffering can extend beyond the injury itself. Injured employees may have to cope with lost wages, large medical bills, and the stress of supporting a family. While most Lancaster County workers who suffer injuries on the job qualify for compensation under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, some employers choose to lawfully…

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