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August 7th, 2019

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation and Retaliatory Discharge

Getting Fired While On Workers Compensation: Pennsylvania Wrongful Termination Let’s talk about Joe. Joe worked for company ABC for several years. One day he slipped and fell at work and hurt his shoulder. He was out for 5 months and when he came back on light duty his employer fired him. ABC said he was fired because he showed up late one day. Joe thinks he was fired because he had started a workers compensation case against them. What options does Joe have? An employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. This is called retaliatory discharge. If you were hurt at work and got fired because you filed a workers’ compensation claim you may be entitled to further damages. To prove retaliatory discharge, the following must be met: The worker was an employee eligible for workers compensation The worker filed a claim or otherwise initiated the compensation process The employer terminated, threatened to terminate or otherwise caused harm to the employee The termination was caused by the employee’s initiating the workers’ compensation process Additionally, employers cannot fire workers who report workplace safety violations. If you think you may have been terminated unlawfully after filing a workers’ compensation claim, it’s time to reach out

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August 7th, 2019

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation and Retaliatory Discharge

Getting Fired While On Workers Compensation: Pennsylvania Wrongful Termination Let’s talk about Joe. Joe worked for company ABC for several years. One day he slipped and fell at work and… + More

May 1st, 2019

THE SECRET ABOUT SELECTING DOCTORS THAT PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURERS DO NOT WANT INJURED WORKERS TO KNOW

John was working in a warehouse when a heavy box fell on him, injuring his back and neck.  John knew right away that he was hurt.  He needed to go… + More

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

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