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Workers’ Compensation

How Does a Workers’ Compensation Disability Rating Work?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 09, 2019 in Workers' Compensation

A disability rating is one of the most important parts of the workers’ compensation process. If you become injured or ill on the job, the disability rating you receive determines whether or not you qualify for permanent disability benefits and for how much. Permanent impairments are those that have reached their maximum medical improvement and […]

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Does Workers’ Compensation Pay Death Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 27, 2019 in Workers' Compensation

If your loved one died in a work-related accident, Pennsylvania law provides workers’ compensation death benefits for eligible dependents. These benefits can replace a portion of the decedent’s income to his or her surviving family members and help pay for medical, funeral and burial costs. If you would like assistance with your death benefit claim, […]

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Third-Party Liability in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 26, 2018 in Workers' Compensation

Employees usually do not have a right to sue their employers for a work-related injury or illness since they are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. However, this does not prevent an employee from suing a third party that caused him or her harm while on the job. When another person or entity causes a workplace […]

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How Benefits Are Paid for Workers’ Compensation

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 05, 2018 in Workers' Compensation

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for medical expenses and wage loss payments if you cannot work due to an occupational illness or injury. These payments are generally made by private insurance companies. If you were injured while on the job or developed an illness because of your line of work, it is important that […]

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How Occupational Diseases Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 08, 2018 in Workers' Compensation

While many people associate workers’ compensation with injuries that occur at work, these benefits can also apply to workers who contract a disease in their workplace. If you have lost time at work because of an illness you contracted while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Individuals who have worked […]

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Workplace Hazards During Winter

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 25, 2018 in Workers' Compensation

Winter weather can create dangerous conditions when working outside. Workers may suffer serious injuries, including electrocution, fractures, strains, sprains, and other injuries and illnesses. The seasoned Harrisburg workers’ compensation attorneys at Schmidt Kramer are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers. We want to help you stay safe this winter by being aware of […]

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover a Car Accident While at Work?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 13, 2017 in Workers' Compensation

The main cause of work-related deaths in the U.S. is motor-vehicle accidents, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Thousands of workers are also injured in car accidents while working. If you were injured in a vehicle crash while performing work duties, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The Harrisburg […]

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I Was Injured at Work – Do I Have the Right to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 24, 2017 in Workers' Compensation

Many workers assume that the only way to obtain compensation for an on-the-job injury is to file a workers’ compensation claim. In most cases, these workers are correct. However, there are times when the law allows an employee to file a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover compensation for a workplace injury. The Harrisburg […]

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What To Do if Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 22, 2017 in Workers' Compensation

There is no guarantee that your workers’ compensation claim will be approved. Sometimes perfectly legitimate claims that should be covered by the workers’ compensation system are denied. You can file an appeal, but the process can be intimidating and confusing if you are not familiar with Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system. That is why you should […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Workers’ Compensation Law

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 14, 2017 in Workers' Compensation

In a 6-1 ruling last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a section of the state’s workers’ compensation law that allowed insurance companies to stop paying benefits to injured workers after a certain amount of time had passed. This section of the law was added in 1996 and allowed workers’ compensation insurance companies to […]

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