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Does an Impairment Rating Exam have to consider only the injuries recognized by the Insurance Company?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article we discussed impairment rating evaluations (IRE) and how they can impact your Pennsylvania worker’s compensation case.  Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the case of Duffey v. WCAB, addressed whether an Impairment Rating physician evaluator is required to consider any “particular impairment” that is “due to” the compensable injury.  Under… Read More »

WILL MY ATTEMPTS TO WORK AFFECT MY APPLICATION FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Claimants often ask if it will hurt their chances of getting Social Security Disability if they work prior to applying for Social Security Disability benefits.  Most times, the answer is yes, but not always.  Clearly, if you are able to work and earn above a certain amount, you not are disabled by the Social… Read More »

HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID UNDER PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Once you have suffered a work-related injury which disables you from your time-of-injury job, the employer must provide to the insurance carrier your wage records for the year preceding the injury. The insurance carrier is then required to determine your average weekly wage (AWW), which will form the basis of what you will be… Read More »

Pennsylvania State Senators Seek to Further Restrict Unemployment Benefits

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Reagan recently introduced legislation seeking to amend the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Act (“the Act”) making it more difficult for unemployment Claimants to collect benefits.  Senate Bill No. 473 would amend section 402(b) of the Act which addresses eligibility when Claimants voluntarily leave work.  Under existing law, a Claimant would be… Read More »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

By Ira H. Weinstock |

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. From your Friends at Ira Weinstock, P.C. Save

What is the Personal Comfort Doctrine In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In the recent case of Starr Aviation v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Colquitt), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court addressed the “Personal Comfort Doctrine” in relation to an argument by the employer that an employee was not in the “course and scope of employment” during her injury and as a result should be denied workers’ compensation… Read More »

What You Should Know About Pennsylvania Unemployment Telephone Hearings

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Last Fall, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry was required to lay off 500 employees who worked for the Unemployment Compensation Bureau as a result of a funding dispute between the state legislature and the Governor’s office.   Many of these employees worked in Unemployment Service Centers throughout the state and others were Unemployment… Read More »

HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN YOUR PENNSYLVANIA WORKER’S COMPENSATION CASE

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Immediately report the injury no matter how insignificant it may be.  DO NOT assume that “everyone knows” that you were injured.  Memories fade and co-workers often “forget” that you informed them of an injury. Keep a written record of who you reported the injury to and what you told them.  Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation requires… Read More »

Can I Get Social Security Disability Due to Obesity?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than a third (36.5%) of U.S. adults suffer from obesity. Recognized obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.  Obesity was in the past one of the listed impairments, which meant that you would automatically be qualified… Read More »

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR PENNSYLVANIA WORKER’S COMPENSATION CASES?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In Pennsylvania civil and administrative law, if you want to file a lawsuit or file a claim for damages, you will usually have a certain period of time in which you will need to file that lawsuit or claim and if you don’t file within that period of time, you will be barred from… Read More »

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