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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.  

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.

Industry Injuries: Risks in the Service Industry

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If you or someone you know works in the service industry, the reality exists that restaurant employees are susceptible to on-the-job injuries every day they show up to work. When you eat out at a restaurant, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes in order to provide the best service possible before, during and after your meal. And, more often than not, it can put employees at risk for getting hurt.

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.

Report: Insurer's Error Led to Higher Workers' Compensation Costs for State Businesses

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It turns out that Pennsylvania businesses have been unwarrantedly paying higher rates for workers' compensation insurance due to a reason beyond their control - a data error from an undisclosed insurer.

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!

Ongoing Complications of Back Surgery

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Back pain is not an uncommon ailment, especially for individuals who work in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare service industries. It's also not uncommon to postpone or avoid surgery for back pain, but once your acute back pain becomes chronic and you've exhausted all management and treatment options, surgery may be the best choice for you.

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