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 & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyer 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… 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

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

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