Recent Blog Posts
Recently we have had clients call us and tell us that they were called by the Social Security Office and advised that their Social Security Disability benefits were being discontinued or denied and that the caller needed their personal information including the last four digits of their social security number. Be advised that THIS… Read More »
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Pennsylvania injured worker’s maximum wage loss rate will increase for 2019. Based upon the Statewide Average Weekly Wage, as determined by the Department of Labor & Industry for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the maximum compensation payable under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation… Read More »
To all of our friends and clients, we wish you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Your Friends at Ira Weinstock, P.C.
Hearing loss benefits are considered a specific loss under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If an employee has been exposed to hazardous occupational noise, which has caused at least 10 percent binaural (both ears) hearing loss, the employer is responsible to pay benefits under the Act. While a single episode of hazardous noise, a blow… Read More »
On June 28, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf’s Office announced that he had signed House Bill 1419 also known as the “Clean Slate” bill into law. According to the Governor’s Office, this legislation allows for individuals to petition the courts for their records to be sealed if a person has been free from conviction for… Read More »
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Limits the Right Of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Companies to Reduce Future Medical Payments After Settlement of Negligence Cases By Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claimants
A common scenario in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases involves a worker being injured as the result of some third party’s negligence. For example, a truck driver, while in the course and scope of his employment, is injured as a result of an accident caused by another driver. In situations where a third party may… Read More »
On June 6, 2018 Governor Tom Wolf issued Executive Order 2018-18-03 addressing “Equal Pay for Employees of the Commonwealth.” The Order recognized the problem of pay disparity in the work force which particularly affects women and minorities. It further recognized that a common hiring practice involves Employer’s asking applicants about their salary history during… Read More »
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In a previous article we discussed Senate Bill 936 and its potential impact on Pennsylvania injured workers. This bill deals with access to medical treatment by allowing a “formulary” or in other words a state approved list of medications. Under this bill, only medications on an approved list would be covered by the Workers’… Read More »