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March 27th, 2019

Medical Marijuana and Workers Compensation In Pennsylvania

In 2016, Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act. For the first time, doctors are able to prescribe marijuana to address one of a number of serious medical conditions. Included in those conditions are PTSD, chronic pain and neuropathies, common medical problems of many people on workers compensation. HOW DO YOU OBTAIN MEDICAL MARIJUANA? There are some requirements before you can use marijuana to treat medical conditions. You must obtain and submit the necessary paperwork from a Department of Health registered doctor.  Once approved, you receive an ID card from the Department of Health and are placed in their database.  The patient can then obtain medical marijuana from a designated dispensary. Street marijuana is not covered as medical marijuana. TYPES OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA Additionally, medical marijuana can only be provided in certain forms, including pill, oil, liquid, gel, cream, ointment and in a form suitable for vaporization or nebulization. It is important to note that marijuana in a form that can be smoked is not provided for under the Act. MEDICAL MARIJUANA MAY BE COVERED UNDER WORKERS COMPENSATION The question remains does workers compensation cover a prescription for medical marijuana?  The answer, unfortunately, is not so straightforward. It depends on the insurance

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March 27th, 2019

Medical Marijuana and Workers Compensation In Pennsylvania

In 2016, Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act. For the first time, doctors are able to prescribe marijuana to address one of a number of serious medical conditions. Included in… + More

March 11th, 2019

WHAT IS UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED COVERAGE AND WHEN DO I NEED IT?

Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured (UIM) Insurance covers you when you are in a car accident and the other person either does not have insurance or they do not have enough… + More

February 11th, 2019

SHOULD I BRING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT AND WHO PAYS?

You have been injured. At work, at a store, on a construction project, or on your neighbor’s property. You are unsure whether to sue. Will the  the person who caused… + More

January 25th, 2019

WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS WHEN I AM INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

You just got into a car accident. Your neck hurts.  You need to go to the doctor, but you do not know who is responsible for paying your medical bills.… + More

March 11th, 2017

Unfair Labor Practices: Violating Employee Rights

Do you know what an unfair labor practice looks like? Imagine that you’ve worked for the same company for 36 years. In those years you’ve never had a write-up or… + More

March 9th, 2017

Mandatory Overtime and How It Affects Health Care Workers

Act 102–a reprieve for health care workers. In 2015, a healthcare employee was terminated for regular refusal to work mandatory overtime. According to the health care employee, when asked to… + More

February 21st, 2017

5 Signs You’re an Overworked Employee

When you’re burnt out and underpaid what can you do? As an employee you want to do the best you can at your job. Maybe you want to advance in… + More

February 18th, 2017

The Rights of the Injured Worker Survival Guide

Don’t wait 3 years for your right to workers compensation! Whether you’re an office worker, teacher, healthcare worker, construction worker or a tour guide–no industry is impervious to workplace injuries.… + More

February 17th, 2017

What Everyone Needs to Know About Unfair Pay Practices

Did everyone but you get a workplace bonus? In 2014, McDonald’s made headlines when a lawsuit was filed  for unfair pay practices. The lawsuit which represents about 500 employees against… + More

February 4th, 2017

5 Worker’s Compensation Myths Debunked By Your Philadelphia Lawyer

Have You Been Injured At Work, If So, Don’t Fall For These Workers’ Comp Myths When it comes to work-related injuries some people choose not to file a worker’s comp… + More

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