Philadelphia What Happens if You Get Injured and Can’t Work?
If you’ve had a severe accident, you may think about what would happen if you can’t work. That depends on where and how you were injured. If you were injured while working, you may be able to have your wages partially replaced and get medical care through workers’ compensation. If your injury was outside your job and caused by another party, you may have a personal injury claim that could replace your wages, pay for your...
Philadelphia Can You Collect Unemployment If You Are Out Of Work Due To Injury?
If you suffer an injury while you’re working, you may have to take some time off of work. Your injury or illness might cause you to have to stay home. That period might last longer than you would hope, because you really need to get back to work. You might think that applying for unemployment benefits is the solution because you won’t be working. However, the situation may be more complicated. Unemployment benefits are for...
Philadelphia Can You Sue if You’re Burned at Work?
You can file a workers’ comp claim for on-the-job injuries, but can you sue if you’re burned at work? That depends on what caused the burn and whether an outside person or company shares the blame. Can you claim for a burn at work or not can be complicated, factually and legally. If you’ve suffered a severe burn at work and want to learn about your legal rights, contact Wapner Newman. This isn’t something you should...
Philadelphia What Happens After I Reach MMI Under Pennsylvania Law?
If you are currently receiving workers’ compensation, you may wonder "What happens after I reach MMI under Pennsylvania law?" If you have been receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania and your doctor has determined that you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), you are probably worried about how it will affect the disability payments you have been receiving after your injury.  Since r...
Philadelphia Update: Fatigue and Benadryl Might Have Contributed to 2017 SEPTA Crash
It’s been nearly two years since the January 5, 2017, West Philadelphia trolley crash. Many people are still talking about the incident, especially in the wake of new findings about why the collision most likely occurred in the first place. As reported in a September 2018 Philly Voice piece, investigators are considering the role that sleep deprivation, worsened by Benadryl, played in the event that left nearly 50 indiv...