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Francis Lafferty’s Legal Guides

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  • Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions in Pennsylvania (Part 1)

    Part One of the Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania.

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  • Part Two of the Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania

    In an effort to answer some of the often asked questions, Part 2 of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about workers’ compensation:

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  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation 101: A Summary of the Benefits an Injured Worker may receive

    Below is a summary of the benefits an injured worker may be eligible to receive under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act Medical Benefits: All reasonable, necessary and related medical expenses are payable when you sustain a work injury. This includes things such as docto...

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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