Two hurt in fiery vehicular crash in Philadelphia

At least two drivers in West Philadelphia suffered personal injuries after they got involved in a vehicular collision where one of the vehicles caught fire, a report for Action News stated on October 23. According to reports, a westbound vehicle traveling with a high speed… read more

Don’t Call It An Accident!

You have instructed your child not to run up and down the stairs in your home. You have given warnings each and every time he has done so, explaining the reasons behind what likely seems like a arbitrary rule to your child. Then one day… read more

Common Pleas Court in Pennsylvania Allows Car Accident Case To Proceed Against Person Texting The Driver Who Caused The Accident

Have you ever texted a friend or family member whom you knew to be driving a car at the time? I would venture a guess that most of us have, and probably were not concerned at all at the time about potentially being sued in… read more

Federal Court Decision Highlights Importance Of Carefully Reading And Properly Negotiating Workers’ Compensation Settlements in Pennsylvania

Workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania are settled via a vehicle known as a Compromise and Release Agreement. There is a standard, pre-printed form that parties are required to use when settling a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim. The injured worker and both attorneys must appear before… read more

What You Should Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer in Pennsylvania

If you have been injured as a result of a car accident or slip and fall or have been injured at work, one of the most important decisions you will make is deciding whether to hire a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney, and if… read more

Court Holds That Injured Worker May Not Receive Unemployment Benefits After Signing Letter Of Resignation As Part of WC Settlement

Any practicing claimant’s workers’ compensation attorney can attest to the fact that it has unfortunately become commonplace in Pennsylvania for employers to require injured workers to sign letters of resignation as part of any settlement of their workers’ compensation claims. Occasionally, the injured workers are… read more

Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds That It Is Illegal To Use Voice Memo App On Smartphone To Record Conversation

In Pennsylvania, the Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act prohibits the interception of oral communications without the consent of both parties to a conversation. The law was passed over 30 years ago and provides that a person is guilty of a felony if he intentionally… read more

Workers’ Compensation Judge Denies Employer’s Termination Petition

The attorneys at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC recently received a favorable decision from a Philadelphia workers’ compensation judge on behalf of our client. We were retained by our client, a 49 year old licensed practical nurse employed by a local health system, after her… read more

Workers’ Compensation Judge’s Decision Suspending Benefits Overturned in Pennsylvania

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board held that the workers’ compensation judge erred when he suspended the claimant’s benefits without proof of job availability. The claimant injured her neck as a result of repetitive work activities. She eventually underwent neck surgery… read more

WC Carrier Can Subrogate Against UM Benefits

In Davis v. WCAB (PA Social Services Union), the Commonwealth Court held that a workers’ compensation insurance company may subrogate against benefits received by an injured worker through a co-worker’s uninsured motorist benefits. While this holding was not unexpected, it highlights the importance of retaining… read more