Not so Personal, Personal Injury Attorneys

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 9:21 am    

This week I met with two different individuals who scheduled consultations because they were unhappy with the attorneys they had hired to represent them.  The first woman had a personal injury claim pending as a result of a slip and fall accident and was unhappy with her Philadelphia personal injury lawyer.  The second individual contacted

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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, and the injured worker and both attorneys must appear before a workers’ compensation judge in order for the agreement

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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 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. At the time we were

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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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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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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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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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