A recent Pennsylvania appellate court decision involving an injured Hershey Co. worker highlights the dangers of not informing an employer about a work injury promptly.

Hershey Case Highlights the Importance of Timeliness in Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Claims

Philadelphia workers who are injured on the job have the right to receive benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs that employees incur after a workplace accident or injury. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the statewide average weekly wage for work injuries occurring after January 1, 2023, is $1,273 per week. The amount marks a 5.7 percent increase from 2022. A worker is...


Workers’ Compensation: The MyPhillyLawyer Guide to Your Legal Rights if You Are Injured While Working from Home during COVID-19

Since the deadly COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the world and our communities have been turned upside down. For workers in a wide range of industries, millions of people were told to work from their homes to help try to curb the spread of the coronavirus and its devastating infection and death rates. So, of course, with all those people working from home instead of their normal offices, accidents can and still do happen....