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Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

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 IS A TERMINATION PETITION?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Will a Termination Petition affect my weekly benefits? Not immediately and hopefully never.  If the Employer wins a Termination Petition, the injured workers’ weekly comp checks will stop.  However, the filing of a Termination Petition does not mean wage loss benefits will immediately or ever stop.  The injured workers’ benefits can continue as the… Read More »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules on Course and Scope of Employment in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In O’Rourke vs. WCAB (Gartland) (10/27/2015), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court published an opinion addressing the “course and scope” of employment prong of a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case. The case presents an absolutely horrible set of facts. In this case, a mother was paid an hourly wage by a state-funded program called “Accessibilities” under the… Read More »

ARE INJURED WORKERS ALLOWED TO TAKE VACATION WHILE RECEIVING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Answer: Absolutely!! This is the time of the year that many people plan vacations for the holidays to spend time with their families. We receive numerous calls every year inquiring: If I am on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation can I go on vacation? There is no reason why an injured worker cannot go on vacation…. Read More »

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