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Workers' Compensation Archives

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.

What Does the End of the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Mean?

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The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends on Dec. 15, meaning the window is closing for you to ensure that you are covered in 2019. Be sure to get covered ASAP!

Mitchell H. Dugan included in 25th Edition of Best Lawyers in America

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We're excited to announce that Mitchell H. Dugan of Dugan & Associates has been listed in the 25th edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys from 145 different practice areas across the country were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence. For the 2019 edition, over 7.8 million votes were analyzed for 60,000 nominations.

Workers' Compensation and Parking Lot Injuries

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Whether it's an unsalted icy surface, a deep pothole in the pavement or a reckless speeding driver, parking lots - yes, parking lots - can be a lot more treacherous than they appear when it pertains to work-related injuries. Typically, an injury sustained while walking to and from your car didn't actually occur while you were on the clock inside your place of employment, but it can still qualify for compensation benefits under certain circumstances.

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