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Injured workers who are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim often ask me whether they can be terminated from employment for filing a claim. From a technical perspective, the answer is no. However, as a practical matter, it can happen. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Schick v. Shirey, 552 Pa. 590 (1998) looked at this very […]

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As a workers’ compensation lawyer, a recent article in Time Magazine caught my attention – it was titled “The Most Dangerous Jobs in America”. It identified, by occupation, the 20 most dangerous jobs in America in 2014. The article was based on a recent government report, and according to the article, the most dangerous occupation […]

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Social media can be a great tool for many reasons; keep in touch with old friends who no longer live nearby, connect with business professionals, get discounts and up to the minute news from your favorite companies, among many more reasons. Although social media can do so many great things, it can also cost you […]

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These are great questions to ask right away. Unfortunately, they are also two of the least frequently asked questions I hear, but ones I would like to hear more of. As a work injury lawyer, I would like to hear these questions from every worker who experiences an injury because if an injured worker follows […]

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One of the first and most important questions I ask an injured worker during an initial consultation is whether or not they reported their work injury to the employer. The Workers’ Compensation Act requires that an injured worker report the injury to the employer within 120 days of the occurrence of the injury. Failure to […]

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