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Employers Must Keep Electronic Records of Workplace Injuries

July 23, 2019

Since January 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Occupational Safety And Health Administration (both often referred to collectively as “OSHA”) have required employers to report all severe work-related injuries. OSHA also requires employers to submit electronic records related to injury and illness records in their workplace. Although no provision of the […]

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Preparing To Meet With Your Workers Comp Attorney: Part 2 – Qs And As

July 11, 2019

This is the second and last part of a blog about preparing for your first meeting with a workers’ compensation lawyer. If you have legal questions about a possible personal injury or workers’ compensation claim and you need answers, the attorneys at Powell Law have the necessary expertise and experience to answer all of your […]

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Preparing To Meet With Your Workers Comp Attorney: Part 1 – Documentation

July 9, 2019

Hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney may have been one of your first actions after the occurrence of a work-related injury. Now it is time to prepare for your first consultation. The more organized you are, the sooner your claim may be filed, and the sooner you may receive benefits. An attorney requires a certain […]

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Mandatory Mediation In Workers’ Compensation Cases

July 5, 2019

In Pennsylvania, injured workers may have their workers’ compensation case decided through voluntary or mandatory mediation. The Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (“Office of Adjudication”), part of Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry (DLI), provides both forms of alternative dispute resolution as an option to litigation. Mediation services are provided by workers’ compensation judges at […]

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What Is A Statutory Employer?

June 26, 2019

One of the requirements of a valid workers’ compensation claim is that a worker must sustain an injury in the course of employment to receive benefits. The term “in the course of employment” is not statutorily defined in Pennsylvania. Instead, this term has been continually “defined” by administrative and civil courts to the extent that […]

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Utilize A Powell Law Attorney’s Experience And Expertise In Your Comp Case

June 17, 2019

Filing a claim for workers compensation benefits is not an easy thing to undertake alone without assistance. Injured workers will not receive the assistance necessary to file a claim from their employer or its insurance company. Injured workers require an advocate who will fight to assert their rights. In choosing a workers’ compensation attorney, his […]

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Can An Employer Tell An Injured Worker What Doctor To See?

June 7, 2019

When a work-related injury occurs, the process of an injured worker receiving medical treatment begins. What’s the next step regarding medical treatment? It is commonly misunderstood by many Pennsylvanians whether an injured worker in our state may choose his or her own doctor for treatment of workplace injuries. Many believe that treatment must be obtained […]

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The Return Of Impairment Rating Evaluations (IRE)

June 3, 2019

The Protz case briefly eliminated Impairment Rating Evaluations from the Pennsylvania workers compensation lexicon. After HB 1840 was signed into law by Governor Wolf, the IRE has returned! Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) is a procedure whereby a state-appointed physician assesses an injured worker’s impairment, It is entirely unrelated to […]

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Aftermath Of HB 1840: The “Protz” Fix

May 30, 2019

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, the Commonwealth law that applies to workers’ compensation, was in a state of flux in the last year. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a significant provision of the Act affecting Impairment Ratings Evaluations (“IRE”) was unconstitutional. Known as the “Protz” fix, Governor Wolf signed HB 1840 into law on […]

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When May A High School Student Work In Pennsylvania?

May 24, 2019

Pennsylvania generally divides its child labor law into two parts – laws affecting children aged 14 & 15 and laws affecting children aged 16 & 17. These laws regulate how many hours a child may work while in school and on vacation. Also, even high school graduates in Pennsylvania are generally required to obtain work […]

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