Commonwealth Court Holds That Injured Worker Did Not Withdraw From Workforce

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 3:30 pm    

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the Commonwealth Court addressed whether an injured worker’s benefits should be suspended because she had voluntarily withdrawn from the workforce.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 worker’s wage loss benefits. Ms. Chesik Injured Her Neck At

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What Should You Do If You Slip And Fall On Ice Or Snow This Winter

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 3:19 pm    

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 ride. Over One Million People Are Injured As A Result

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So You Have Been Injured At Work-Do You Need A Lawyer?

Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 2:55 pm    

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 you will return home, have some dinner and spend time

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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

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 4:01 pm    

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 of her injury if the employee subsequently becomes disabled. In

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Can You Sue For Pain And Suffering Following A Car Accident?

Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 5:46 pm    

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 you had to pay a deductible to have your car

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Can You Sue The Government For Negligence? It Depends

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 5:11 pm    

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 an uncovered hole in the sidewalk or other sidewalk defect.

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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.

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 5:18 pm    

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, both union and non-union, who live in Pennsylvania but have

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“More Likely Than Not”- The Legal Standard In Personal Injury Cases

Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 3:34 pm    

Football season is upon us. All football fans, and even those who are not fans, have no doubt heard of the “Deflategate” scandal involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Thankfully games are now being played and the focus is once again on football. However, while watching the Fox pre-game show this past Sunday

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What Happens After You Have Won Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 2:33 pm    

You injured your back while working. After you were hurt your employer and its insurance company elected to fight your workers’ compensation claim. But after appearing before the workers’ compensation judge and presenting medical evidence in support of your petition, the judge decided the claim in your favor and awarded you past-due compensation benefits as

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How Long Will My Car Accident Or Truck Accident Case Take?

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm    

One question we hear a lot from our clients that have been injured in a car accident or truck accident is “how long will my case take?” Unfortunately that answer is determined on a case by case basis and there is no one size fits all answer. There are a variety of factors that go

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