Workers’ Compensation

12th Apr 2016

Recently, Abes Baumann argued a case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding credibility determinations for physicians who perform Impairment Rating Evaluations. In the case of Rhodes vs.WCAB, Tom Baumann argued that the Workers’ Compensation Judge was correct in refusing to …

Who Chooses my Doctor for a Work Injury?

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9th Mar 2016

If you have been injured at work it’s possible that your employer, or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier, have instructed you to treat with one particular doctor. Many injured workers believe that they must treat with the doctor to whom …

One Accident; Multiple Cases

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11th Jan 2016

Our firm has a varied, injury based practice. We handle workers compensation claims, automobile accidents, trip and fall accidents, social security claims, veteran’s claims, and other injury related matters, often all for one client, for one injury. An individual is …

Impairment Rating Evaluations (Will Supreme Court Rule on their Fairness)

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As noted in my last blog entry, many injured workers in Pennsylvania receiving Worker’s Compensation benefits are obligated to undergo an impairment rating evaluation after they have received 104 weeks of total disability benefits. When the Pennsylvania state legislature passed the …

Impairment Rating Evaluations (Insurance Company Cutting Your Benefits)

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10th Nov 2015

Even if you win your case, Workers’ Compensation Benefits are not a lifetime guarantee. The insurance company may try to limit your benefits with the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). An IRE is a physical examination. A doctor determines your level …

Top Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in PA

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21st Aug 2015

Congratulations to three of the top workers’ compensation lawyers in PA. Super Lawyers has named Tom Baumann to the top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2015. He has also been named the Best Lawyers 2016 Pittsburgh Worker’s Compensation Law/Claimant “Lawyer …

What Benefits am I Entitled to—Part 1 Specific Loss

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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; …

Abes Baumann Attorney Argues to Commonwealth Court

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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 …

THE INSECURITY OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

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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, …

Abnormal Working Conditions

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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 …

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