Can I Sue for an Injury that Happened at Work in Pennsylvania?

When you have suffered injuries at work in Pennsylvania, you file a worker’s compensation claim through your employer. The Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Act contains “exclusive remedy” provisions that protect employers from lawsuits brought by injured workers. This means that you cannot bring a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. A worker’s compensation claim would typically […]

Are Volunteers Ever Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation allows employees injured on the job to have their medical expenses and any lost wages from being unable to go back to work due to the injury compensated, as well as any death benefits for survivors. While workers’ compensation is normally limited to employees only, there are some instances when an employer has […]

Obama Orders Federal Contractors to Provide Workers with Paid Sick Leave

On Labor Day 2015, President Obama signed an executive order requiring federal contractors to provide up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. In his speech, Obama pointed out that the United States is the only advanced country that does not guarantee paid sick leave or maternity leave for our workers, which forces […]

Five Common Reasons for Being Denied Workers’ Compensation

5 Reasons Workers’ Compensation Requests are Denied An injury that occurs on the job and keeps you from returning to work can be devastating. Some work environments, such as construction sites, are inherently dangerous and give rise to particularly bad injuries. Beyond dealing with the injury, trying to obtain workers’ compensation—particularly if your employer is […]