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Coming-and-Going Rule in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

The workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania is designed to protect workers who are injured, disabled, or killed in the course and scope of employment. While this may seem very straightforward, our Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys know that disputes frequently arise over the question of whether one's commute should be covered.  The average person with a...

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Bike-A-Thon Raises Change For Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society has so far raised more than $1.3 million at its annual Bike-a-thon from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, New Jersey. A total of 3,468 riders on 211 teams participated in the 67.5-mile-long ride on June 11, including attorney Richard A. Jaffe of Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC. Jaffe participated in...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Decision Is Affecting Workers Statewide

Last week, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Section 306 (a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional, a landmark case with significant implications for injured workers across the Commonwealth. The section in question allowed workers’ compensation insurance carriers to secure an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) following the expiration of temporary total disability (TTD) benefits 104...

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Philadelphia Uber Drivers Offered Work Injury Benefits

Uber is launching a pilot program that charges nearly 4 cents more per mile to its ridership in exchange for being able to offer driver access to a work injury insurance program. The program is being tested in Pennsylvania and seven other states and may be expanded based on its success in these markets.  The...

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Pennsylvania Worker Wins Compensation Claim Appeal for Legionnaires' Disease

A state appeals court has upheld a Pennsylvania workers' compensation award to an employee at Nestle who alleged he suffered Legionnaires' disease after exposure to contaminated water at work.  The employee had worked for the country since 1994, mostly performing maintenance work on the beverage machines. Although the employee in question was typically based in...

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What Happens When a Philadelphia Independent Contractor Gets Hurt at Work?

Workers' compensation allows an employee to get benefits for an on-the-job injury even if an employer doesn't contribute to causing the injury and isn't negligent. An employee doesn't have to sue and prove liability, but can make a workers' comp claim to get benefits including disability income and medical bill payment.  An independent contractor who...

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Endanger Philadelphia Construction Workers

Many construction workers injure their muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments as the workers are trying to perform their jobs.  These types of injuries are called work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) if they happen due to the performance of work tasks. These injuries can cause construction workers to miss an average of 13 days work, according to...

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Workers' Compensation for Truckers in Philly

A truck accident in Philadelphia sent a truck driver and another motorist to the hospital recently. The accident also resulted in a massive fire that required 50 firefighters to get the situation under control. The incident occurred when a tractor-trailer hit an SUV which was at a gas station. The tractor-trailer caught fire and was...

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