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Francis Lafferty’s Legal Guides

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  • Explaining Death Benefits in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

    This guide provides a general overview and summary of the death benefits available for fatal claims in the state of Pennsylvania. If a family member has died while on the job, you may be entitled to t

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  • Explaining The Termination Petition in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

    This guide will review the Termination Petition that an Employer or Insurer may file in a workers compensation claim. This Petition is an effort to have your benefits stopped completely and below is

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  • 5 Types of Benefits Available to an Injured Worker in Pennsylvania

    This guide provides and overview and summary of 5 types of benefits available to an injured worker in the state of Pennsylvania. If you are hurt on the job, you may be entitled to one or more categor

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  • Explaining the Workers Compensation Denial Form

    Workers' Compensation Attorney Frank Lafferty discusses the Notice of Compensation Denial you will receive if your Workers' Compensation Claim is Denied. There are 6 boxes the Insurance Company may

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  • 3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania

    Workers Compensation Attorney Frank Lafferty discusses the 3 things you should do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania. These include providing notice of your injury, treating with the panel do

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  • Are my workers compensation benefits taxable?

    As tax time approaches, we have received several calls from clients asking about the tax consequences for those receiving weekly benefits, as well as those who have received a lump sum settlement. This guide explains the tax issues related to worker's compensation.

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  • Pennsylvania Workers Compensation -- Shoulder replacement

    Recently I represented a man in his 50's who was a union laborer for a large package delivery service. His injury occurred in an unexpected manner when a piece of moving equipment he was working with gave way and he suffered an injury to his rotator cuff, as well as an aggravati...

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  • Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Disfigurement Claims - Eye Injuries

    I represent an injured union worker that suffered a serious injury when the piston from the jackhammer he was operating came dislodged and went into his eye, shattering his orbital bone and causing a condition called mydriasis, or a "blown pupil." Traumatic mydriasis can occur in...

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  • An Explanation of Specific Loss Benefits in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law

    Amputations and disfigurement can completely change your life. They can affect your quality of life, change your self-image and cause great disability and frustration. Only those workers who have experienced the loss of a finger, hand, arm, or leg can appreciate all of the signi...

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  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: The Paper Trail

    Once an injury is reported, there are several documents that you may see regarding your workers' compensation claim. This guide gives a summary of the documents that you should be familiar with.

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