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Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Workers Compensation benefits

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

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

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 »

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

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

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

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

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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Determining Whether an Employment Relationship Exists: Is a Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

In a previous article, we discussed the growing trend of employers misclassifying employees as “independent contractors” to avoid paying overtime and benefits such as Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation or Unemployment Compensation.  Here, we will look at some of the factors the U.S. Department of Labor has used to determine whether a worker is an employee… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Releases 2016 Workers’ Compensation Rates

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to indemnity (wage-loss) benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. However, there are minimum and maximum adjustments provided in the Act, and the benefit rate is set using the annual maximum in place at the time of injury. The… Read More »

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Are Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits taxable at the State or Federal Level?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

QUESTION: Are Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits taxable at the State or Federal Level? ANSWER: This is the time of year that tax forms are sent by Employers. Many clients call our office and inquire about when to expect tax forms from their Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Carriers. Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation wage loss benefits are not… Read More »

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