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How Does Workers Compensation Work?

Workers Compensation is a system that provides essentially two benefits. Lost Wage Benefits, which substitutes for the wages that you would earn if you were otherwise working but are unable to due to your injury, as well as medical benefits. I'm often asked by prospective clients whether they're entitled to receive benefits on account of...

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Who Pays For Workers' Compensation?

Workers compensation is paid by your employer, either through funding themselves through what's called a bond or purchasing workers compensation insurance through an insurance company. There never should be a fee or cost to an injured worker who sustains an injury on the job. Oftentimes, I have clients who come to me and they bring...

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What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Workers' compensation is a law that covers essentially any injury or disease process that occurs during the course and scope of one's employment. It can be an obvious injury where one is carrying a box, trips, falls and fractures an ankle, or it can be a not so obvious injury where we have someone who...

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Can You Get a Settlement From Workers' Compensation?

Many people come into my office asking about a settlement and particularly if they can get something for their pain and suffering after a work injury. Unfortunately, the way the Pennsylvania workers compensation laws are written there's no compensation for pain and suffering, but that does not mean that you can't get a settlement. The...

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Local Firefighters Take Legal Action Against Siren Manufacturer

Negligence on the part of Federal Signal Corp. led to hearing loss Attorney Todd O’Malley of O’Malley & Langan Law Offices is representing 70 active and retired Scranton, Dunmore and Wilkes-Barre firefighters in their case against a negligent siren manufacturer. The five lawsuits we have filed in Lackawanna County Court claim that our clients suffered...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision Affects Injured Workers

In June of this year, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania declared Section 306 (a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional, in a landmark case that will reverberate throughout the Commonwealth. Thanks to the ruling striking down this section, injured workers are no longer arbitrarily limited to 500 weeks of partial disability benefits. Section 306 (a.2)...

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What Does a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Do?

A workers compensation lawyer can get involved anytime after your injury to protect your rights. If a claim needs to be filed, then we would appear at each and every hearing with you, present your testimony, and any other evidence including your doctor's testimony, that needs to be heard by the judge. The insurance company...

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How Do I Apply For Workers Compensation?

If you're injured on the job, you may need to make a claim for worker's compensation benefits. In a perfect world, where your employer does everything correctly, the claim should be automatic, but this is rarely the case. Your employer and the insurance company, responsible for paying your claim, will very rarely tell you everything...

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Office Locations

Scranton

Scranton

The O’Malley & Langan Building
201 Franklin Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667

Pittson

Pittston

9 North Main Street
Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321

Towanda

Towanda

The O’Malley Langan Building
213 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800