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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Workers’ Comp: Legal Terms You Need to Know

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Most people don't go to work expecting to get hurt, but accidents happen. Over 172,000 workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in Pennsylvania in 2019. Although not all workplace injuries are serious, many keep workers from doing their jobs, resulting in lost wages and mounting medical bills. Like all states, Pennsylvania requires most businesses to carry workers' compensation insurance that…

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Workers’ Comp: Can You Appeal a Denied Claim?

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Work-related injuries often cause more trauma than the mere injuries themselves. Fear of lost work time and wages, mounting medical bills, and the worry of supporting a family can add stress to an already difficult situation. Fortunately, Lancaster County workers who suffer injuries on the job typically qualify for compensation under The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. The state law requires…

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