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Workers’ Compensation

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover an Injury That Happens on a Break?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 29, 2022 in Workers' Compensation

Worker’s compensation is meant to provide benefits to a worker who was injured while performing a job-related duty. But what about injuries that happen while you are on break? Will worker’s compensation cover such injuries? These are valid questions to which workers need to know the answers. Our Harrisburg-based worker’s compensation lawyers discuss certain scenarios […]

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How Long Could It Take to Resolve a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 21, 2021 in Workers' Compensation

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question, as each claim is different. No two injuries are the same and people respond to treatment differently. It is also important to note employers have different insurance policies and employees can choose their own doctors so different doctors are involved. These are just some of the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation Claims in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 21, 2021 in Workers' Compensation

Many injured workers often have questions about how and when to file a workers’ compensation claim. They may be left unsure if their injuries qualify for any compensation benefits and the types of benefits they may be entitled. They might even have questions about when an employer is required to start paying benefits. If you […]

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Can You Get a New Job and Continue Receiving Workers’ Comp?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 07, 2021 in Workers' Compensation

It is only natural to consider getting a new job after suffering a workplace injury. Returning to the same job is likely to bring up bad memories and you may even struggle to do your job because of stress and anxiety about what happened. However, if you can return to work in some capacity, but […]

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Can You Contact a Lawyer if You Already Filed a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 18, 2020 in Workers' Compensation

Unfortunately, many injury victims make decisions based on inaccurate information or misconceptions about the process. For example, did you know that even if you have already filed a claim you may be able to hire an attorney to assist you? If you are unsure about your potential options, you should strongly consider contacting Schmidt Kramer […]

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Concern Grows Over Workers’ Comp Insurers Using Exclusions to Deny Coverage for COVID-19

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 25, 2020 in Workers' Compensation

We are nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is clear workers’ compensation systems around the nation are unlikely to go back to operating the way they did before March 2020. There is concern that workers’ compensation insurers will try to use exclusions to get out of providing benefits to workers who contracted COVID-19 […]

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The Current and Possible Future Impact of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 17, 2020 in Workers' Compensation

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on workers’ compensation claims. It has affected everything from how claims are handled, types of claims being filed, staffing models and how treatment is being provided. According to an article by Insurance Thought Leadership.com, the pandemic has changed so much it is unlikely things will go back […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Fights or Workplace Violence

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 24, 2020 in Workers' Compensation

There are a variety of injury risks in the workplace, from heavy machinery to slippery floors and defective products. Workplace violence, such as fights between coworkers, also causes a significant number of injuries each year. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is probably not the first thing victims of workplace violence think about. They may think […]

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Workers’ Comp Liability for Those Working from Home

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 19, 2020 in Workers' Compensation

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions have forced many businesses to allow employees to work from home. The longer these restrictions are in place, the more employers may adopt remote work and continue to allow working from home after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, according to Global Workplace Analytics. Working from home may be an important […]

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COVID-19 May be Covered by the Workers’ Compensation System

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 17, 2020 in Workers' Compensation

While many of us are either working from home or unemployed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, essential workers are still going to work and putting themselves at higher risk for contracting the coronavirus. While some may be unsure if this illness is covered under workers’ compensation, others are not waiting to find out. FOX43 reports […]

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