201810.15
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Are Teen Drivers Safe? New Report Says ‘No’

Most Pennsylvania teens are thrilled to turn 16 years old, get a learner’s permit, and start the process of becoming a licensed driver. But how should the rest of us feel about sharing the roadway with teenagers? TERRIFIED is an appropriate response. Consider a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), PennDOT statistics,…

201809.17
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Causation Is Key: What Every Firefighter Should Know about Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Cancer

A recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania serves as a reminder that a firefighter must establish a causal connection between cancer and a Group 1 carcinogen, as recognized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, to collect workers’ compensation benefits for an occupational disease. Bladder Cancer In Ratay v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal…

201809.04
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Firefighters, Cancer, and Workers’ Compensation: When Should a Claimant Know the Work-Relatedness of an Injury?

In June, we blogged about a decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirming an award of retroactive workers’ compensation benefits for a firefighter who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, but who filed a claim petition seven years later because she did not immediately make the connection between her illness and her occupation….