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What Is The Heart & Lung Act?

What Is The Heart & Lung Act?

In addition to the Workers’ Compensation Act, there is the Heart and Lung Act that applies to a significant number of employees in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is important to understand how these two Acts differ, and how they can work together. Generally...

What To Do After a Work-Related Injury In Pennsylvania

What To Do After a Work-Related Injury In Pennsylvania

Notify Your Employer The very first thing you should do is report your injury to a supervisor.  The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires you to give notice to your employer, such as your boss, supervisor, or HR department. Telling your co-worker is not...

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 as 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...

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