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Can I Work While On Workers’ Compensation in Stroudsburg?

Can I Work While Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Stroudsburg?

The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is meant to provide support to workers after they’ve been injured on the job. It will pay all their medical costs and provide wages while the worker recovers from their injuries. In the majority of workplace injury cases, the employee will receive workers’ comp benefits until they are ready to return to work. But not all workers’ comp cases are that straightforward. In some cases, an injured worker who has not fully recovered may go back to work to perform light duty assignments. This individual will continue to have medical bills, so workers’ compensation benefits will still be available to them.

However, is it possible to collect workers’ compensation benefits and work your normal job at the same time? The answer is, yes, under certain circumstances you can work and collect workers’ comp benefits. […]

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Amazon Work Injuries on the Rise

Amazon Employees are Injured More Often than Other Workers

scranton workers comp lawyerThere’s no denying that today, Amazon is one of the most popular marketplaces in the world. There are 200 million Amazon Prime members spread across the globe, more than half of which are in the US. And as of July 2021, Amazon employs more than one million people. These million employees cover a vast range of roles, from managers to delivery drivers and everything in between. Perhaps one of the most challenging job titles at Amazon, and unfortunately one of the most dangerous is warehouse worker. In the US alone, there are over 100 Amazon fulfillment centers, all full of warehouse workers that are often pushed to their limits, or past them.

In the past year, the pandemic has caused even more people to switch to primarily online shopping, and expectations for what constitutes a reasonable delivery window have grown shorter and shorter. […]

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Occupational Illness & Injury in Pennsylvania

scranton workers' comp attorneyIn Pennsylvania, about 122,000 workers suffered occupational illnesses or injuries in 2019. Each year, more than 100,000 Pennsylvania employees experience an occupational injury on the job or in accidents related to their work. Unfortunately, 71 workers were killed on the job in Pennsylvania.

All of these workers are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Under this workers’ comp law, all work injuries and illnesses resulting in death, permanent impairment, or loss of time beyond a day or shift are covered. This means that any employee who suffers a work-related illness or injury may be eligible to receive compensation for his losses, including money to pay for lost wages, medical expenses, physical therapy, or disability. In addition, family members of workers who suffer a fatal injury and die may receive compensation to help them get back on their feet after the death of their loved ones. 

If you or a loved one suffered a workplace injury, […]

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Can I file for unemployment while receiving workers’ compensation?

Can I collect both unemployment and workers’ compensation?

If you get injured at work, workers’ compensation may be an option for you. Often referred to as workers’ comp, this is a state-mandated insurance program that offers payment to those who have been hurt or experienced an occupational disease while at work. It’s an extremely common way for workers who have been injured on the job to cover medical expenses and make up for lost wages. But some workers may wonder: Can I collect both unemployment and workers’ comp benefits?

In the state of Pennsylvania, workers’ comp payment areas include wage replacement benefits, death benefits, the coverage of medical expenses, specific loss benefits, and more. Workers’ compensation can be paid out by private insurance companies, the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, or self-insured employers, and most Pennsylvania workers (with some exceptions) are guaranteed coverage by the  Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. […]

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Light duty and workers’ compensation

A workers’ comp lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys explains “light duty” assignment after a work injury

If you get injured at work, your employer may offer you “light duty” as an alternative to being out of work completely. But this can present a host of questions: What is considered light duty? Will accepting an offer of light duty work prevent me from collecting workers’ compensation? Will I be paid the same salary for light duty work?

Often, people have many valid questions concerning their workers’ compensation claim and precisely what it means if a doctor clears them for light duty. If you have questions about how light-duty work will affect your workers’ comp claim in Pennsylvania, you may want to consult with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer.

What is Light Duty Work?

workers' comp light dutyTypically, when an employee is hurt in a work-related accident, […]

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