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Workers’ Compensation

Ouch! What Causes Were Behind the Most Common Workplace Injuries?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 26, 2015 in Workers' Compensation

From slip-and-fall injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome, there are probably millions of ways to get injured at work. People that engage in any type of work, whether it is behind a desk or balancing on scaffolding at great heights, are at risk of someday being injured on the job. What Leads to These Injuries? Liberty […]

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Have You Been Injured in a Workplace Chemical Exposure Accident? Let Us Help

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 13, 2015 in Workers' Compensation

Chemicals are present at nearly every workplace, from everyday cleaning supplies to heavy-duty industrial strength chemicals. As science has made massive advancements, new and capable chemicals have been introduced, exposing workers to an increased risk of toxic chemical exposure. Chemical exposure may not have the flashy, easy-to-prove accident scenes that many workers’ compensation lawyers rush […]

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Do You See What I See? Workplace Eye Injuries Can Be Prevented

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 11, 2015 in Workers' Compensation

Let’s face it: no matter what your line of work, your eyes probably play a major role in helping you do your job safely and effectively. Eyes are incredibly powerful tools, but they are also very vulnerable—even a tiny particle or a flash of light can cause painful—often irreversible—damage. You do not have to be […]

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New Year, New You, But Don’t Start off the Year with an Injury

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 06, 2015 in Workers' Compensation

A new year brings endless possibilities and great aspirations and goals.  Maybe your goal is to get back in shape; maybe your goal is to work harder and get a promotion; maybe your goal is to earn or save more money.  No matter what your goal might be, you need to take direct, planned steps […]

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Common Concerns When Your Employer Switches Workers’ Comp Insurance Carriers

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 30, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

Recently, a fair number of Employers have changed workers’ compensation insurance carriers or third party administrators who handle comp for the employer.  It is reasonable that an injured worker might have concerns how having a new insurance company might affect their case.   It is important for the injured worker to understand that such a […]

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Unless You’re Dealing with a Work Injury

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 23, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

The Holiday season is a joyous time.  Family get-togethers, seeing old friends, and spending time with the ones you love can be very relaxing and enjoyable.  The Holiday Season also aligns with “the Shopping Season”.  This fact means that retail workers have to work longer hours in busier stores and could put themselves at risk […]

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The Functional Capacity Evaluation: What it Means in Your PA Workers’ Comp Case

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 22, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

If you’ve been on workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania for any extended period of time you’ve seen plenty of abbreviations.  TTD (Total Temporary Disability), TPD (Total Partial Disability), IME (Independent Medical Examination), IRE (Impairment Rating Evaluation) are a few of the litany of terms that you may have now gotten used to.  One that might come […]

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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits After My Workplace Injury?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 17, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

There are many ways to make a living here in Pennsylvania. Some people opt for the traditional 40-hour work week desk job, while others serve in military. Some people work from the comfort of their own home, while others take advantage of the money to be made offshore and head for the high seas for […]

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PA Dept. of Labor and Industry Announces WC Rates for 2015

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 09, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

Posted on Dec 09, 2014 The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has announced the new maximum compensation rate for workers injured on the job in the year 2015.  This new maximum compensation rate will be $951.00 compared to $932.00 for injuries occurring in 2014.  This means that a worker injured in 2015, could collect […]

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Answers To Common Questions People and Businesses Have About PA Workers Comp Compliance

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 04, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

People have many questions about how to comply with the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws.  The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry can help answer these questions by your going to its website.  However, below are some of the more common and frequent questions people have with regards to just complying with Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation act. […]

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