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Workers' Compensation Alert
September 2015 – Willig, Williams & Davidson

Understanding Workers' Compensation

Certified Workers CompNo one plans on a work-related injury. This is where Willig, Williams & Davidson can help. We understand that a work injury affects the injured worker and their livelihood, as well as the people who depend upon them. Our certified workers’ compensation attorneys use their deep experience to guide sick and injured workers through the legal system so they can maintain their dignity and get the treatment and benefits they deserve.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys utilize the firm's wide-ranging union-side practice to help further the cause of providing safe working conditions and fair benefits for injured workers. Learn more about how Willig, Williams & Davidson’s worker’s compensation attorneys can help you by clicking here.

PA Workers' Compensation Attorney Marianne Henry Saylor Reviews Coverage for Stress in Workplace

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Our attorney Marianne Henry Saylor reviews issues surrounding Pennsylvania workers’ compensation in relation to stress in the workplace. Pennsylvania workers’ comp law allows coverage for stress claims, but only under very narrow circumstances. Click here to watch the full video...

Philadelphia Attorney Michael Dryden Reviews Specific Loss Benefits In Workers' Compensation

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Our workers’ compensation attorney Michael G. Dryden discusses PA workers’ compensation loss benefits, explaining which specific losses are covered. Click here to watch the full video...

News From the World of Workers' Comp

How Unemployment, Pension or Social Security Disability or Retirement May Affect Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you are receiving workers’ compensation wage loss benefits, you may also be entitled to other benefits such as unemployment, pension benefits or Social Security retirement or disability benefits. However, it is important to know how receiving these benefits may affect your receipt of workers’ compensation. Click here to read more...

Workers' Compensation Q&A – Did You Know?

Our firm often answers questions about workers' compensation. Here are some of the most frequently asked:

Q: Can I get a second opinion and have it covered under Pennsylvania workers' compensation?
A: Under the law, you are entitled to obtain a second opinion, at no charge to you, if the doctor has recommended surgery. You are not entitled to a second opinion for treatment recommendations such as therapy; work restrictions; or failure of the provider to order diagnostic testing. Read more...

Q: How do I know if my PA workers' compensations claim has been accepted?
A: Your claim has not been legally accepted under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act unless you receive a document entitled Notice of Compensation Payable. This is a legally binding document which is issued by the workers’ compensation insurance company which is handling your case for your employer. Read more...

Q: How long do I have to report my injury for it to be covered under Pennsylvania workers' compensation?
A: It is best to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. The law requires that you provide notice of your injury within 21 days of the injury, to be covered from the date of your injury. If you do not give notice within 21 days, you can still provide notice for up to 120 days following the injury. Read more...

Q: What should I do if I get a notice for an independent doctor to review my PA workers' compensation claim?
A: Your employer and its insurance company is allowed to send you for an Independent Medical Exam (IME) every six months to get an evaluation of your condition by a doctor of their choosing. You do not have the right to ask for a different doctor, specialist or location. Read more...

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