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"LET ME COUNT THE WAYS THAT THE ATTORNEYS OF QR HELP OUR INJURED AND DISABLED CLIENTS!"

Thumbnail image for SKY_1153-EditRES.jpgWhen a client walks through our door, his/her life has been unexpectedly turned upside down.

Healthcare Workers: Nurses, Nurse Aides, Home Healthcare, Hospice Care; The Most Hazardous Jobs in the U.S.

The healthcare industry is not only the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing 18 million workers, but also one of the most dangerous.

Black Lung: The Coal Miner Scourge. Incurable, Fatal, Haunts Miners All Over Again

There is a shocking increase in the reported cases of pneumoconiosis, commonly known as Black Lung! And, more worrisome is that the new cases of the disease are even more deadly. The lungs of young miners are showing signs of progressive massive fibrosis (P.M.F.), also known as complicated pneumoconiosis.

I Can't Return To My Job...What Now?

It is an unfortunate fact that many injured workers are unable to return to the job they were performing at the time they were injured. The thought of never being able to return to the work you have done for most of your life can be frightening and depressing. However, there is a federally funded program that is designed to help individuals find work within their work-related restrictions.

Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation Publishes Annual Report

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor and Industry has released The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation and Workplace Safety 2013 Annual Report, a document that intended to demonstrate "the workers' compensation program's commitment to workplace safety, superior customer service, innovation and excellence in carrying out the provisions of The Workers' Compensation Act."

QR Results: Injured Worker Entitled to Reinstatement of Workers' Compensation Benefits After Unjust Firing

Quatrinini Rafferty represented a male in his late 20's who injured his right shoulder at work. The injury occurred as he was attempting to dislodge an air bag from the steering wheel of a large truck. Although the Employer, a trucking company, acknowledged his injury, they fired our client while he was working a modified / light duty job. Quatrinini Rafferty filed a Rein statment Petition and presented our argument to the Workers' Compensation Judge in Aliquippa, PA that the trucking company fired our client without cause and, therefore, should reinstate his weekly workers' compensation checks. After several hearings of testimony, including the corroborating story of our client's former boss, the Workers' Compensation Judge determined that our client was wrongfully terminated and entitled to retroactive benefits dating back to the time of the firing, and, ongoing weekly checks.

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