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Common Injuries to Healthcare Workers

Common Injuries to Healthcare Workers

At Stern & Cohen, many of our clients come from the healthcare industry. We understand that a job in the healthcare field is not only mentally draining, but physically demanding we well. Whether you are working in a hospital, emergency department, doctor’s office,...

What if the Insurance Company Refuses To Cover All My Injuries?

What if the Insurance Company Refuses To Cover All My Injuries?

Sometimes when an employer has accepted liability for a work-injury, they have either incorrectly described the injury or not listed the complete extent of an injury. The good news is your employer has at least accepted liability and you are likely getting some of the...

Are Psychological Injuries Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

Are Psychological Injuries Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

The simple answer to this question is “yes”. However, it is important to understand how the Act works and what is needed to prove that you sustained a psychological injury. Psychological injuries fall into three discrete areas and are compensable if the elements...

What Is Considered An Injury Under The Workers’ Compensation Act?

What Is Considered An Injury Under The Workers’ Compensation Act?

You may have a Workers’ Compensation claim without even knowing it.  An injury used to be defined as “violence to the physical structure of the body.”  Now in the realm of workers compensation, an injury is no longer just an accident that results in a physical...

Can You Sue Your Employer In Pennsylvania?

Can You Sue Your Employer In Pennsylvania?

The answer to this question – like most questions in the law – is “it depends.”  Generally speaking, Pennsylvania workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system.  In other words, regardless of fault, if you get injured at work,...

Can You Work While On Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?

Can You Work While On Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?

This is a very common question I get from clients.  First of all, before addressing the question, let’s recall that workers’ compensation has generally two components:  payment of medical bills and the payment of lost wages.  So, if your injuries do not...

Is Workers’ Compensation Taxable Income in Pennsylvania?

Is Workers’ Compensation Taxable Income in Pennsylvania?

This is a very common question with an easy answer: “no.” Workers’ compensation lost wage benefits are not taxable. The weekly or bi-weekly payments are not subject to income tax. Similarly, a workers’ compensation settlement is not taxable...

How Long Will My Workers’ Compensation Case Take?

How Long Will My Workers’ Compensation Case Take?

Welcome to Stern & Cohen’s blog! We are launching this to be a valuable source of information that you can follow and hopefully be educated and entertained along the way. We hope to discuss a variety of topics related to workers’ compensation cases and...

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