Workers’ Compensation

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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Freeburn & Hamilton Supports FOP Lodge 65

July 16th, 2014

FOP Lodge 65 Annual Golf Tournament Freeburn & Hamilton is proud to support the FOP Lodge 65 Annual Golf Tournament held on July 7, 2014 at Hidden Valley Golf Course. Our firm founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.,  played golf with Gary Lightman, Esq., Roy Pinto, President of the Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Association, and Stephen Schneider, Esq., Manager of the law firms’ Workers’ Compensation Department. Bruce…

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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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Do I Have to Treat With Company Doctors After My Work Injury

May 7th, 2014

Do I have to treat with company doctors? One of the most common questions after any injury at work concerns your work injury treatment. Are you required to treat with a “company” doctor or can you treat with “your” doctor? To answer your question of , “do I have to treat with company doctors?”  depends on whether your employer has met certain requirements. If the requirements are…

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Work Related Heart Attack

May 7th, 2014

Are Heart Attacks and Related Heart Problems Caused by Physical Trauma or Exertion At Work Covered by Workers’ Compensation? Do you think you have had a work related heart attack? Many workers and employers have the misconception that workers who suffer heart attacks, episodes of angina, and other heart related problems are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as a result of their heart condition. This…

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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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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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