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Workers' Compensation Archives

What is the PA Workers' Compensation Act?

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Since 1915, the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act has been in place to protect PA employees who have suffered workplace injuries impacting their health, well-being and overall quality of life. The state-wide system of benefits is designed to protect employees, compensating them for any lost wages and medical expenses due to their injury.

What You Need to Know About Returning to Work After Workers' Compensation

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It's not easy to head back to work after a workplace injury caused damaging effects to your overall health and well-being. In a lot of cases, returning to work means workers' compensation benefits will be stopped. But, as an injured worker, you do have certain rights that your employer must follow to ensure you are entitled to the coverage you deserve based on the PA Workers' Compensation Act.

House Bill 432 Would Help Protect Pennsylvania First Responders Suffering From PTSD

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A new bill proposed in February is attempting to amend the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and would provide increased aid for first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If passed, supporters insist it will make an array of resources for first responders more available and - in turn - help save lives.

Part Two: Recapping the 2017 Workers' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary

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The 2017 Worker' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary was recently released, which collects data from injured workers, healthcare providers and insurance companies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to consider the effects fee schedules and utilization of provider panels have on access to quality care and lost days from work.

Part One: Recapping the 2017 Workers' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary

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The 2017 Worker' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary was recently released, which collects data from injured workers, healthcare providers and insurance companies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to consider the effects fee schedules and utilization of provider panels have on access to quality care and lost days from work.

Important Questions to Ask Your Workers' Compensation/Personal Injury Lawyer

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When pursuing a workers' compensation or personal injury case, establishing sound communication with your attorney during the consultation process is the best way to formulate a proactive legal strategy.  

A Conversation with Mitch: Why Dugan & Associates is a Reliable Firm For You

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The city of Pittsburgh is filled with law firms specializing in workers' compensation and personal injury cases. With Allegheny County's exceedingly high workplace injury rate, Dugan & Associates represents a high volume of clients whose lives have been drastically impacted by an injury caused by the negligence of someone else. Our values are always rooted in operating with a client-first mentality. In this Q&A session with Mitch Dugan, we highlight exactly why you can trust our team to handle your workers' compensation or personal injury case with honesty, integrity and empathy.

Workers' Comp vs. Personal Injury: Which Should You File?

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When seriously injured at work, it's highly recommended that you speak to a lawyer to discuss your case in order to find out if your unfortunate situation is eligible for workers' compensation benefits. In instances where you're injured at work due to the negligence of somebody other than your employer, you would have an additional option called a personal injury claim.

2018 Wrap-Up: Workers Compensation Legal Rulings

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In 2018, we witnessed multiple federal and state-level legal decisions that had a serious impact on both workers compensation and workplace safety in the United States. Here's a brief look at several rulings from the past year that may impact you when filing a workers' compensation case.

Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Requiring Additional Follow-Up Medical Exams for Seriously Injured Workers

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Employees receiving workers' compensation benefits for serious on-the-job injuries could potentially have to undergo follow-up medical examinations due to a bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf - House Bill 1840 - which will aim to "correct" parts of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act that were ruled unconstitutional in June 2017.

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