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HEARING LOSS BENEFITS UNDER THE PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

By Ira H. Weinstock |

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 »

Pennsylvania Court Addresses Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation When Employee is Hurt Off of the Employer’s Property

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous post we discussed the requirements that an Employee be in the course and scope of employment while injured to be eligible for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits. In the recent case of U.S. Airways v. WCAB, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court addressed a course and scope case involving an Employee who was injured… Read More »

How Do I Become a Medical Marijuana Patient In Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Becoming a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania is not difficult, provided that you suffer from one of the medical conditions for which treatment with medical marijuana is permitted.  If you are on Social Security Disability or suffer from a severe work injury, there is a good chance that you have a qualifying condition.  Many… Read More »

Is an Employer’s Medical Evidence Sufficient to Terminate Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article we discussed the importance of having unequivocal expert testimony supporting your claim for Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation.  In a recent Commonwealth Court case, the Court addressed the burden an Employer has in terminating benefits that had previously been granted and the requirements for their medical evidence. In the case of Vasser… Read More »

2018 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates Released

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Every year, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry determines the maximum workers’ compensation rate for injured workers.  For injured workers who suffer a work injury between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, the maximum amount of workers compensation an injured worker can receive is $1,025.00. This represents an increase from the 2017… Read More »

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Major Potential Change in Prescription/Medication Allowance in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Ira H. Weinstock |

A new bill sponsored by the Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, Don White, R-Indiana, (SB 936) would have a significant impact on the way medication is prescribed to injured workers under the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system.  Under this bill, only medications on an approved list could be approved and prescribed by your healthcare… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Court Finds Convenience Store Employee Shot in Employer’s Parking Lot Eligible for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article we discussed the “Going and Coming Rule.” Generally, under the “Going and Coming Rule” injuries sustained while an employee is traveling to and from his place of employment are considered to be outside the course and scope of employment and are, therefore, not compensable under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act…. Read More »

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