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PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IMPAIRMENT RATING EVALUATIONS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

By Ira H. Weinstock |

As noted in a previous article on this blog, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear and decide the case of Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District), 124 A.3d 406 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015), to determine whether impairment rating evaluations (IREs) were an unconstitutional delegation of the General Assembly’s legislative power… Read More »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accepts Appeal That Could Impact Impairment Rating Evaluations in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Cases

By Ira H. Weinstock |

We previously discussed in this Blog impairment rating evaluations (IRE) and how the Commonwealth Court in Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District), No. C.D. 2014 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015), changed the landscape of IREs by holding that only the 4th edition of the AMA Guidelines could be used when analyzing an… Read More »

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT: WHAT IS AN IMPAIRMENT RATING EVLAUATION (IRE) AND WHAT EFFECT DOES THE RECENT CASE OF PROTZ HAVE ON THE VALIDITY OF SUCH EXAMS

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If someone in Pennsylvania has an ongoing wage loss workers’ compensation benefit, his or her employer may send the injured worker for an impairment rating evaluation (“IRE”). The IRE exam cannot be requested by the Employer until the individual has received 104 weeks of total disability benefits (2 years), and the IRE request must… Read More »

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