Workers’ Compensation

23rd Mar 2015

A recent article by Pro Publica (a Peabody Award winning, non-profit news source), shines a bright light on the dismal state of Workers’ Compensation laws in this country. While it comes as no surprise to attorneys who represent injured workers, …

24th Feb 2015

In a recent Commonwealth Court case (PA Liquor Control Board v. WCAB (Kochanowicz), the Commonwealth Court held that experiencing an armed robbery while working in a liquor store was not a normal working condition, and the Claimant is entitled to …

16th Jan 2015

Many media sources speak to the existence of workers’ compensation fraud. The emphasis is normally on fraud perpetrated by injured workers. Unfortunately, the big picture is rarely discussed in our traditional media.The dollar value of fraud perpetrated by employers and …

9th Jan 2015

Everyone makes mistakes. Thousands throughout our lives. Most end up causing little to no harm. These mistakes are often beneficial as the damage caused is outweighed by the lesson learned. Some mistakes are more severe. Some can never be undone. …

Many recipients of Workers’ Compensation benefits will be required to submit from time to time to a so-called Independent Medical Examination with a physician selected by the Employer/Insurance Carrier. Injured workers should understand that the examinations are in no way …

5th Jan 2015

“Idiopathic” in medical terms means “unknown cause.”  But in the workers’ compensation field, “idiopathic” means “unique to the individual.”Pennsylvania is one of the few states that find an employee who suffers an “idiopathic fall” while on the job, can collect …

13th Nov 2014

If you receive both workers’ compensation benefits and pension benefits, it’s likely that your employer began reducing your compensation benefits when you started receiving pension benefits.  If so, it’s entirely possible that your employer has been taking MORE of a …

15th Oct 2014

Employers are entitled to have an employee examined by their own doctor after an alleged work injury. Many times a client will hear what the “independent” doctor said after the examination and be understandably angry. “How can he say I’m …

30th Sep 2014

A Federal Court has approved the Settlement of the Class Action Lawsuit filed by former NFL players against the National Football League. These former players, now retired, filed suite accusing the NFL for damages for not informing them that they …

4th Sep 2014

In Pennsylvania, “the bunkhouse rule” provides that an employee’s hours of employment are not necessarily limited to the hours actually worked. Travelling back to 1924, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has revived the rule.In the 1924 case, scabs were replacing striking workers. …

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