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To obtain a lump sum workers' compensation settlement or not

When a worker in Pennsylvania becomes injured on-the-job and cannot report to work for some time, financial stability is suddenly a real-world issue. The concept of receiving one large lump sum workers' compensation payment is quite seductive. Access to such funds can solve a great many problems injured workers face in the aftermath of a workplace injury.

3 tips for avoiding denied workers' compensation claims

In 2015, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation recorded 166,102 reported cases of work-related injuries and illnesses. However, each year, a large number of workers' compensation claims get denied. While you would think that the process for receiving benefits would be straightforward, too often it becomes mired in confusion, and as a result, many rightful workers' compensation claims are denied by employers or their insurance companies. The following are three tips for handling the process for workers' compensation claims:

How can construction workers stay safe on the job?

The construction industry in Pennsylvania is thriving, thanks to the hard work and dedication of workers like you. However, the construction industry can be fraught with hazards if workers and their employers do not practice workplace safety. As in other industries, construction work needs safety measures to keep workers injury-free and to keep work flowing. Safety on-the-job benefits everyone from the worker to the client.

Don't let your divorce impact your health

If your family law attorney tells you to get back to the gym, don't be offended. He or she isn't necessarily suggesting that you need to lose weight. Divorce attorneys understand the importance of people taking care of themselves both physically and emotionally during a divorce. That's probably why he or she keeps sending you coupons for a massage at the local spa as well.

Family of Amtrak worker struck by train files suit

Many of our readers likely remember the tragic incident in April near Chester, Pennsylvania, where two Amtrak employees who were doing maintenance on a railroad track were struck and killed by one of the company's trains. Now the family of one of the men killed, a longtime employee of Amtrak, has filed a lawsuit against the railroad for negligence.

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