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Decision in Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board a Milestone in Pennsylvania

A recent decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could have a long-lasting effect on workers’ compensation in the state. Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board centered on the use of a medical examination, known as an impairment rating evaluation (IRE), that would cap exposure on long-term workers’ compensation claims. IREs existed before June 20, 2017,… Read More »

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Pennsylvania

There are tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents each year in Pennsylvania. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries to the involved parties.  If you or someone you know has suffered injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you contact an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney for… Read More »

Panel Physcians for Work Comp: Myth vs. Reality

What health insurance plan offers a choice of only six healthcare providers – the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act! When you have an accepted comp claim, you must seek treatment for your work injury with one of the providers on the panel list for 90 days from the date of the first visit.  To add insult… Read More »

Jury Awards Plaintiff $47 Million After Malpractice Incident Caused Disfiguring Injuries

A premature birth can force doctors to deviate from the typical childbirth plan. However, all medical personnel in birthing centers must still provide a high level of care and follow the correct procedures to protect the child’s health and well-being. In a recent case in Johnstown, a jury determined that a doctor failed to live… Read More »

Assessing the Value in Personal Injury Cases

Assessment of value for damages in a personal injury case can be a complicated subject. An important matter to consider is not only what you and your attorney agree upon for your case valuation but what and how the insurance adjuster for the offending party is going to value the case. As you can imagine,… Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers Ordered to Pay Injured Ex-Center Workers’ Compensation

Every employer in Pennsylvania is required to carry an insurance policy that provides workers’ compensation benefits for employees injured in the course of their job — and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the fabled pro football franchise, is no exception, as a 2015 decision in favor of the team’s former center, Chukky Okobi, shows. While playing for the… Read More »

Tour Guide Who Survived Fatal Bus Crash Settles with Tractor-Trailer Company for $5.25 Million

Because of their sheer size and weight, loaded tractor-trailers can inflict catastrophic harm to passengers of other vehicles they crash into — even when those passengers are in vehicles significantly larger than cars, such as buses. In 2015, a tour bus carrying 14 Italian tourists traveling across Pennsylvania north to Niagara Falls on Interstate 380… Read More »

Lawsuit Claims Kennywood Amusement Park Ride Gave Rider Eye-Eating Parasite Infection

The Raging Rapids ride at Kennywood Amusement Park is a popular Pittsburgh attraction offering the thrill of whitewater-rafting close to home. It is expected that anyone adventurous enough to get into a Raging Rapids raft will get wet, possibly even completely drenched. For Robert Trostle of Squirrel Hill, however, the raging waters did more than… Read More »

Employers Violate Work Comp Act

Did you know that for EVERY reported Work Comp Injury an injured worker, by law, should receive a state approved form indicating whether the claim is accepted or denied from their Employer? More and more Employers fail to issue this form which is called a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Payable or a Notice of Workers’… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Be Aware of Your Rights!

Workers’ Compensation is a benefit that is dictated by state law. All employees in the state of Pennsylvania are required to cover their employees under work comp. These benefits are mandated by state law and are not optional. Any injury in the course and scope of employment is covered by work comp wage loss and… Read More »