Workers’ Compensation Claims

Work-Related Injuries Go Beyond Slips and Falls

repetitive strain April 22nd, 2019

Mention a workplace injury to most Americans and they envision a construction accident, a fall, or a slip on an unsafe floor—images of a dramatic, often traumatic accidents. However, repetitive-motion disorders or injuries related to office tasks are increasingly common in today’s information-based workplace. The details of one reporter’s experience with similar issues can be…

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Man Suffers High-Voltage Electric Burns at Berks County Power Plant

December 27th, 2018

Local news sources indicate a man has suffered burn-related injuries in a workplace incident at the Birdsboro Power Plant. A news article about this developing story is available here. A construction worker who was shocked after coming in contact with a 22,000-volt electric line was taken to a nearby hospital after suffering third-degree burns to…

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Workers’ Compensation Do’s and Don’ts!

Injured Worker June 7th, 2018

  Any work-related or on-the-job injury can bring with it the potential for long-term physical, emotional, and financial after-effects. Here are the most important things to avoid when you pursue your Workers’ Compensation claim:   DO: Go to the Doctor Immediately See Doctors the Insurance Chooses Keep All Medical Appointments  DON’T: Post on Social Media…

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Nurse Assaulted by Patient at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital

Nurse January 29th, 2018

The goal of healthcare workers is to heal others and make them better.  But, the healthcare profession is rife with risk and dangers.  Research shows that more workers are injured in accidents and other causes in the healthcare and social assistance professions than any other industry. There are a variety of risks that healthcare workers…

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Reporting Work Injuries

December 2nd, 2016

How Should I Report My Work Injuries? If you were injured at work, you may be wondering what you need to do next.  One of the first things you should do after a work-related injury is report the injury to your employer.  We’ve listed a few best practices to follow when reporting an injury to…

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Do I Have a Work-Related Injury?

November 18th, 2016

What Qualifies as a Work-Related Injury? Just because your injury did not occur while actually performing your job, it still may be a work-related injury. In order to establish your right to compensation under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws, an injured employee must show that they were injured “in the course of employment.”   However, this does…

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Work Psychological Injuries

December 10th, 2014

Are Psychological Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation? The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers all injuries “arising in the course and scope of employment.” This includes all injuries sustained on the employer’s premises as well as off-premises incurred while engaged in the furtherance of the employer’s business. The Workers’ Compensation Act and case law define the terms and the circumstances and facts necessary to prove a…

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Workers’ Compensation Wage Loss Benefits

November 24th, 2014

I’m Not Working At All Due to My Work Injury. Am I Entitled to Wage Loss Benefits? The employer/insurance company is required to pay injured workers for a percentage of their lost wages up to a maximum limit, beginning on the 8th day of wage loss. If the injured workers loses more than 14 days of work they are entitled to recover the first 7…

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Return To Work Questions

November 20th, 2014

Am I Entitled to Partial Wage Loss Benefits If I Return to Work, But I Am Making Less Than I Was At The Time of My Injury? If you have returned to work but your wages are less than you pre-injury average weekly wage, and you loss of earnings is related to your work injury. Then you would be entitled to partial disability benefits. Partial…

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Length of Wage Loss Benefits

November 18th, 2014

Wondering How Long You Will Receive Wage Loss Benefits? You are entitled to wage loss benefits for as long as you are totally disabled due a work injury. If you are partially disabled due to a work injury, you are entitled to partial disability benefits for five hundred (500) weeks or until you have reached a full and complete recovery from your work injury, whichever…

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Billboard Worker Injured

October 3rd, 2014

Billboard Worker Injured in Work Accident On Wednesday morning, WGAL reports that a billboard worker in York County was seriously injured when a rope snapped on the billboard he was working on and hit him in the head. After you have been injured, or a family member was killed, in a workers’ compensation accident, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who knows what it…

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Do SSD Benefits Affect Workers’ Comp Benefits

June 6th, 2014

PA Commonwealth Court Decision Limits When SSD Benefits Affect Workers’ Comp Benefits Are you wondering if your SSD benefits affect Workers’ Comp Benefits? A recent PA Commonwealth Court decision may affect your claim and your SSD and workers’ comp benefits. Freeburn & Hamilton, certified PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyers will be glad to speak you to see if your SSD benefits affect workers’ comp benefits. We don’t charge you unless we…

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PA Workers’ Compensation Benefits and A Pre-existing Condition

April 28th, 2014

Is My Pre-Existing Condition Covered by Workers’ Compensation? Many workers and their employers have the  misconception that a worker is not entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer a work injury and have a pre-existing condition or an underlying condition.   This is not TRUE!  If the work injury merely aggravates the pre-existing condition or underlying condition and is not the sole cause of…

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Workers’ Compensation Rights

April 25th, 2014

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rights A worker who is injured in a work accident may be entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits. However, the workers’ compensation laws and  procedures are complicated. Injured workers must know their workers’ compensation rights!  Knowing your workers’ compensation rights can mean getting medical attention, compensation and benefits that you deserve. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton can help you with any questions that…

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Newport Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Attorney

August 21st, 2012

Address: 232 Market St. Newport, PA 17074 Phone: (717) 777-7777 Get Directions » View Larger Map Newport Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation Attorney Firm, Freeburn & Hamilton Our Newport office serves residents of Newport and all of Perry County. If you live in Perry County and need a personal injury or workers’ compensation lawyer, the attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton will meet with you anytime…

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Chambersburg Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Attorney

August 21st, 2012

Phone: (717) 777-7777 Freeburn & Hamilton – Chambersburg Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Attorney Firm Gettysburg Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation attorney firm, Freeburn & Hamilton has served the residents of Franklin County for many years.  When you need someone to fight for your rights, contact Freeburn & Hamilton to speak to one of our experienced Chambersburg personal injury lawyer and workers’ compensation attorney. You and your family…

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