Ryan Zavodnick | December 22, 2015 | Workers' Compensation
Can You Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits If You Have A Preexisting Condition in Philadelphia?
What does it mean to be injured at work? The answer is a lot more complicated than it may seem at first glance. If you suffered a trauma, such as a broken leg after falling off of scaffolding you probably don’t need a Philadelphia workers’… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | December 8, 2015 | Car Accidents
Who Pays For My Treatment Following A Car Accident in Pennsylvania?
There are very specific rules in Pennsylvania which dictate who pays for your medical treatment following a car accident. Many clients are often shocked, if not outraged, to learn that their motor vehicle insurance will be paying for their medical treatment following a car accident…. read more
Ryan Zavodnick | December 2, 2015 | Workers' Compensation
Why Has Your Employer Scheduled An IME And What Is an IME Anyway?
You were hurt at work and a workers’ compensation claim was set up by your employer and its insurance carrier. Hopefully, you consulted with an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney right away and learned that, in all likelihood, despite what your employer was telling you… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | November 11, 2015 | Workers' Compensation
Commonwealth Court Holds That Injured Worker Did Not Withdraw From Workforce
In Chesik v. WCAB (Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs), the Commonwealth Court addressed whether an injured worker’s benefits should be suspended because she had voluntarily withdrawn from the workforce. Both the workers’ compensation judge and the workers’ compensation appeal board rendered opinions suspending the… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | November 4, 2015 | Premises Liability
What Should You Do If You Slip And Fall On Ice Or Snow This Winter
Winter is coming. No, we are not referring to the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. It seems like just yesterday that we were enjoying sunshine, warm temperatures and dry weather. Unfortunately, as December approaches, colder temperatures, windy conditions and precipitation come along for the… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | October 27, 2015 | Workers' Compensation
So You Have Been Injured At Work-Do You Need A Lawyer?
Your day starts out like any other. You get up, perhaps get your kids dressed and off to school, and you head to work. You know the routine, it is habitual at this point in your life. At the end of your shift or workday… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | October 12, 2015 | Workers' Compensation
Commonwealth Court Holds That An Injured Worker Must File A Wage Loss Claim Within 3 Years Of The Date Of Injury After Claim Is Accepted By Way Of A Medical-Only Notice Of Compensation Payable
In Sloane v. WCAB (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), the Commonwealth Court held that an employee whose workers’ compensation claim is granted by way of a Medical-Only Notice of Compensation Payable following his work injury must file a Claim Petition within 3 years of the date… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | October 9, 2015 | Car Accidents
Can You Sue For Pain And Suffering Following A Car Accident in Pennsylvania?
If you have been injured in a car accident in Philadelphia due to the negligence of another driver, you are always entitled to compensation for any out-of-pocket expenses and loss of earnings or wages incurred as result of your personal injuries. In other words, if… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | September 30, 2015 | Personal Injury
Can You Sue The Government For Negligence in Pennsylvania? It Depends
You slip and fall while walking down the steps at City Hall in Philadelphia. Or perhaps you are a passenger on a SEPTA bus and are injured in a car accident. Or maybe you are just walking in Center City and you hurt yourself due… read more
Ryan Zavodnick | September 18, 2015 | Workers' Compensation
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Holds That Truck Driver Involved In Motor Vehicle Accident May Not Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Pennsylvania For New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident.
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee who sustains a work-related injury in Pennsylvania is always entitled to pursue workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania, whether that individual resides out-of-state or actually lives in Pennsylvania. However, we are often asked to consult with truck drivers,… read more