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PennDOT employee killed, four others injured in crash

Tragedy struck the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, workers and workers' families late last week. A PennDOT worker was killed and four other workers injured in a single-vehicle crash in a rural, northern part of the state, about 250 miles northeast...
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Worker injured in Youngstown working on YSU Stadium

A workplace accident on the campus of Youngstown State University has injured one construction worker. The worker was working at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio when he fell. The impact of the collision caused the construction worker to sustain head...
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Extraordinary attempt to deny workers’ comp benefits rejected

A Pennsylvania construction worker was minding his own business, doing his job on a worksite at a sewage plant about 40 miles south of New Castle. Then he found out that a plant employee had fallen into the concrete pit...
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Ohio launching pilot workers’ comp program to speed recovery

When a workplace injury takes place, most Ohio workers are entitled to get health care to treat the injury, have their medical bills paid, get rehabilitation services if needed and to receive a portion of their wages while they recover.The...
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Pipe crushes Beaver County workers’ leg

A tragic workplace accident in Ambridge, Pennsylvania has caused severe lower body injuries to a steel worker. The worker was transported to a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area hospital after the incident. The injuries were caused when the man's leg was crushed...
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When a worker dies while working family may file lawsuit

People may be aware that they might be able to receive workers' compensation benefits when they are injured while working. Most employers throughout the state of Pennsylvania are required to purchase a workers' compensation insurance policy. The benefits are designed...
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Duty to notify and the time limits of a workers’ comp claim

On Monday, we discussed a recent workplace accident in Pennsylvania. A worker suffered a serious injury after being hit by a falling object. When an accident like this occurs, what steps do you need to take to make sure you...
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Do lump sum awards get employees back to work sooner?

When someone is hurt or becomes ill while working it is possible that they could secure workers’ compensation benefits from his or her employer. While most employers in the state of Pennsylvania must carry workers’ comp insurance, employees in need...
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Workers’ Compensation benefits granted for PTSD

Workers' compensation benefits were granted by the Commonwealth Court last Tuesday to a Pennsylvania man that was managing a liquor store when the store was the target of an armed robbery. The Court ruled that the Pennsylvania man was due...
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Managed care services provider addresses workers’ comp and Ebola

In an earlier post we wrote about rules put in place by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect health care workers caring for patients who are ill with viruses such as Ebola. Despite the creation of...
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New Castle man’s workers’ compensation case

Workers' compensation claims often have underlying third party personal injury cases. The law office of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. has recently settled the underlying personal injury claim for a New Castle, Pennsylvania man that was injured while working. In these...
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Pharmaceutical workers’ compensation Pennsylvania Act 184 passed

Pharmaceutical use in workers' compensation cases has been reformed due to Pennsylvania House Bill 1846 or Act 184. This bill helps lower the cost of quality health care for Pennsylvanian workers. This bill accomplishes this by removing a price-adjustment loophole...
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