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What Medical Treatment Does Workers Comp Not Cover? The 90-Day Rule

April 25, 2018

The workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania was created for the benefit of injured workers who have important rights when injured in the workplace. Powell Law will protect working individuals when they incur a work-injury by helping them obtain all of the benefits to which they are entitled. For 112 years, our attorneys have represented all […]

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How Long Do Workers Comp Benefits Last?

April 13, 2018

The rules and regulations related to workers’ compensation cases involve rigid and complicated requirements with which few are truly familiar. Because an experienced and knowledgeable Powell Law workers’ compensation attorney is one of the few, anyone who suffers a work-related injury may be assured that retaining Powell Law to handle a workers’ compensation claim provides […]

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What Factors Affect A Workers’ Comp Settlement? Part Two

March 15, 2018

The workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania was created primarily to benefit injured workers, not employers. You have important rights as a worker injured in the workplace. Powell Law will protect working individuals when they incur a work-injury by helping them obtain all of the benefits to which they are entitled as soon as possible as […]

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What Factors Affect A Workers’ Comp Settlement? Part One

March 13, 2018

Many workers’ compensation cases are settled for a lump-sum amount. An employer’s insurance carrier may try to make you believe that a settlement is in your best interest. However, only you, with the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney may truly determine the value of your case and the point in time […]

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Specific-Loss Benefits: Loss Of Use Must Be Permanent

January 2, 2018

One of the types of benefits available to injured Pennsylvania workers is a “specific loss” benefit. This is available when a worker loses the use of a body part for “all practice, intents and purposes.”  In a recent case, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania addressed the requirements for proving the “specific loss” of a body part. […]

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The Difference Between Claims For Workers Compensation & Personal Injury

January 18, 2017

Clients may confuse the concepts of worker’s compensation and personal injury. However, there are several distinctions between these two theories of recovery. A personal injury claim may be filed when another party causes injuries because of negligent or reckless behavior. A personal injury claim may provide recovery for any lost earnings, as well as medical expenses, lost earning capacity, […]

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Do I Have To Pay Back My Recovery For Work Injuries In A Civil Action?

December 23, 2016

Often, an employee’s work-related injury occurs as the result of the actions of a third party. Nonetheless, the worker’s employer pays workers’ compensation benefits to the injured employee. “Subrogation” is defined as one person or party standing in the place of another in respect to a debt or insurance claim. When a person is injured […]

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Workers’ Compensation And The Aggravation Of Pre-Existing Conditions

December 16, 2016

Powell Law has represented Pennsylvania workers for over a century. Not only do we obviously pride ourselves on our overall experience in workers’ compensation cases, we especially pride ourselves on our representation in cases involving workers who have suffered injuries in somewhat unusual circumstances. A work injury which aggravates a pre-existing condition is one such […]

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What Is An Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE)?

December 14, 2016

Clients sometimes ask, “What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?” An Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) is a determination of a worker’s whole body impairment by a physician of a, which considers work-related diagnoses.  An IRE may be requested once an injured worker has received 104 weeks (2 years) of total disability compensation. The sole purpose of an […]

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Repetitive Stress Injuries In The Workplace

December 5, 2016

Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) such as carpal tunnel syndrome are debilitating conditions suffered by workers whose jobs involve repetitive activity and movement. With the increased use of computers in the workplace, RSI work injuries have become more prevalent Aside from activities involving the use of computers, assuming awkward or fixed postures for long periods or […]

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