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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Denied Workers’ Comp Claims Happen, But They Can be Appealed

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Some jobs are more dangerous than others, but injuries can happen in the workplace, no matter what type of work you do. Sometimes workers get workers' compensation to help them get through the recovery period, but in some cases the result is a denied workers' comp claim. Most often, when we think of workplace injuries, we think of accidents…

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5 Common Reasons Workers’ Comp Claims are Denied (and What you can do to Challenge Them.)

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Workers' comp claims in Lancaster are not always straighforward. If you work in Lancaster County and you are injured on the job, you are usually entitled to compensation under The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. Our state laws require most employers to carry insurance that will pay benefits to cover medical bills, lost wages and possibly a lump-sum settlement to employees…

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Your Workers’ Comp Claim has Been Denied. What do You do Next?

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Many of us work hard at our jobs. We show up day after day, giving our employers our best efforts. But even dedicated, experienced employees may get hurt on the job. That's why denied workers' compensations claims are so frustrating. In 1915, Pennsylvania enacted the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act to provide medical benefits and to compensate workers for lost…

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