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Workers Comp Basics FAQ
What is workers' compensation insurance? What's the origin of the workers' compensation system? Why can't I choose to file a lawsuit against my employer instead of making a workers' comp claim? Isevery employer required to carryworkers' compensation insurance? Is every worker covered by workers' compensation? ... Read more

Workers Comp Benefits FAQ
Learn what kind of benefits are available through workers' comp. ... Read more

Workers Comp Medical Issues FAQ
Learn about medical treatment in workers' comp, including how to find a doctor, whether you can refuse treatment, and whether you have to accept light-duty work. ... Read more

Who's to Blame for Violence at the Workplace?
Learn what to do if you were the victim of workplace violence. ... Read more

Unemployment Deals Blow to Worker Injuries and Deaths
It's hard to think of unemployment as having an upside. With over 9 percent of the labor force out of work, finding a silver lining isn’t easy. However, as a result of higher unemployment fewer people are getting injured or killed on the job. Workplace fatalities at record low High unemployment linked ... Read more

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You should be paid for the 4 days that you worked. Contact the Department of Labor to file a complaint.

I can not tell you what to do. You need to consult with an attorney who handles workers compensation claims.

You only get workers compensation pay following the 7th day of being off of work except if you are off for more than 14 days than you get pay retroactive back to the first day. The statute says: "No c ...Read more

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Discuss Machine Accidents

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries for workers. Of the many risks faced by workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified the “Fatal Four ... Read more

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Delays in Treatment

As with any injury, whether it is a sports injury, or the result of a car accident or some other type of personal injury, getting the proper treatment is vital to the person’s recovery. This is ... Read more

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Prescription Drug Addiction

Stories about the opioid epidemic and fatal drug overdoses have been all over the news as the number of people who become addicted to these drugs continues to rise. Until recently, many people did not ... Read more

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: When to Settle

In Pennsylvania, Workers’ Compensation claims cannot be settled until at least four months have passed since the date of the workplace injury. Settlements must be mutually agreed upon; neither t ... Read more

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Discuss Opioids Reform Attempt

A Department of Labor (DOL) report says that state Workers’ Compensation systems do not provide adequate benefits to injured workers and urges federal oversight of state Workers’ Compensat ... Read more

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