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Workers’ Compensation: Employee Injured While Working from Home…

The public health emergency has resulted in large numbers of employees working from home. What happens if an employee is injured on the job while working remotely? According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, benefits may be awarded to an employee for injuries sustained outside the workplace so long as the employee “is actually engaged Read More

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Workers’ Compensation Update

Employers and employees continue to battle over the amount of benefits that should be paid to injured workers. Whether workers’ compensation benefits should be reduced because an injured worker receives other benefits (i.e. pension) was addressed again in Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company/Bailey Mine Extension and East Coast Risk Management, LLC v. WCAB (Johnson). The injured Read More

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

According to OSHA, there were nearly 3.5 million workplace injuries or illnesses in 2017 alone. More than a million of those injuries caused the employee to lose time from work. In addition to pain, disability, and financial strain these injuries cause, the injured workers are faced with stress and confusion associated with navigating the varied, Read More

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Leonard Sciolla $20.5 million Recovery for Paralyzed Philadelphia Sheriff Also Prompts Request to American National Standards Institute for Improved Safety Inspection

Attorneys Michael Tinari and Christopher Fleming, Partners in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Leonard, Sciolla, Leonard & Tinari LLP, recently won a $20.5 million recovery for a client against one of the largest elevator corporations in the world. The client, a sergeant in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office, was paralyzed in a 2016 elevator crash inside Read More

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Leonard Sciolla Attorneys Win $20.5 Million Recovery For Paralyzed Philadelphia Sheriff Deputy

Attorneys Michael Tinari and Christopher Fleming, Partners in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Leonard, Sciolla, Leonard & Tinari LLP, won a $20.5 million recovery for a client against the largest elevator corporations in the world. The client, a sergeant in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office, was paralyzed in a 2016 elevator crash inside the Criminal Justice Read More

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Landmark ruling for firefighters suffering cancer

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling that lessens the burden of proof for a firefighter when making a cancer-related workers’ compensation claim. “The brave men and women who serve as firefighters are placed in danger on a daily basis in their efforts to help others. By its very nature, the occupation of firefighting exposes Read More

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Fall Prevention on the Job

According to OSHA, falls are the number one cause of accidents in the construction industry today. In 2015, falls were the leading cause of construction job fatalities. Employees who are elevated more than six feet from the next level are at a high risk for serious injury or death. In an effort to combat fall Read More

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Dealing with Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Insurance Audits

Construction companies and other businesses doing work in Pennsylvania are generally required to maintain workers compensation insurance coverage for their employees.  This coverage may be obtained either through a private insurance company or, in some instances, through the State Workers Insurance Fund (SWIF). Most companies are aware that they must carry workers compensation insurance for Read More

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Employer Obiligations Under OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with making sure employers provide their workers with a safe workplace. In keeping with that obligation, OSHA requires employers to post a particular form on-site which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses at the company which were logged during the preceding year. Employers are required Read More

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Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

Those tired, sluggish feelings experienced when bodies adjust to daylight saving time also comes with increases in two things: motor vehicle accidents and workplace injuries. University of Colorado at Boulder researchers studied the period after daylight saving over a 10 year span and found that there is a 6.3% increase in fatal crashes in the week following Read More

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