Workers’ Compensation

23rd Jun 2015

In Workers’ Compensation, injured workers are entitled to two main types of benefits: lost wages and medical care. However, there are many other benefits, which many injured workers may not be aware of. Among these benefits are specific loss benefits; …

15th May 2015

Recently, the law firm of Abes Baumann participated in an en banc argument before the Commonwealth Court involving a challenge to the constitutionality of a portion of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. In the case of Protz vs. WCAB, Tom Baumann …

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 …

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