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

Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 2:04 pm    

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 a workers’ compensation judge in order for the agreement to

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What You Should Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 6:56 pm    

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 so, whom to hire. We live in an age where

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

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 3:56 pm    

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 actually still employed by the time-of-injury employer at the time

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

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 4:18 pm    

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 intercepts, endeavors to intercept or procures any other person to

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Workers’ Compensation Judge Denies Employer’s Termination Petition

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 2:44 pm    

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 employer filed a petition to terminate her workers’ compensation benefits.

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Workers’ Compensation Judge’s Decision Suspending Benefits Overturned

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 11:46 pm    

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 after which her surgeon restricted her from all work activities

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WC Carrier Can Subrogate Against UM Benefits

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 3:48 pm    

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 an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer if you have been

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Can You Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits If You Have A Preexisting Condition?

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 11:55 pm    

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’ compensation attorney to tell you that you are entitled to

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Who Pays For My Treatment Following A Car Accident?

Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 2:45 pm    

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. “Why would my insurance pay-the other guy hit me” is

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Why Has Your Employer Scheduled An IME And What Is an IME Anyway?

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 2:21 pm    

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 at the time, you actually were able to see a

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