Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Lawyers
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 »
GOVERNOR WOLF VETOES SENATE BILL 936
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 »
My Workers’ Compensation checks are late; Is there anything I can do?
Our office often receives this question. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, your Employer or Workers’ Compensation Carrier is required to either accept or deny Your Work Injury claim within 21 days of Notice of the injury and begin issuing benefits. If your claim is accepted within this 21 day period, your first Workers’… Read More »
Attorney Tom Wilken Presents an Update to the Dauphin County Bar Association Regarding Protz
Attorney Tom Wilken recently spoke to the Dauphin County Bar Association regarding the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case of Protz v. Worker’s Compensation Appeal Board and its implications for the future of Pennsylvania worker’s compensation. Tom emphasized that Protz is ground breaking in the world of Pennsylvania workers compensation because it gives Claimants greater ammunition… Read More »
How Do Layoffs Impact Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?
The reality of the modern workforce is that Employers will sometimes go through layoffs during times of economic difficulty. If you are receiving Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits or you have been injured on the job, at the time you have been laid off, you may have some additional options. If you are laid off… Read More »
HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID UNDER PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?
Once you have suffered a work-related injury which disables you from your time-of-injury job, the employer must provide to the insurance carrier your wage records for the year preceding the injury. The insurance carrier is then required to determine your average weekly wage (AWW), which will form the basis of what you will be… Read More »
2017 Brings Modest Social Security Disability Increase
There is good news and bad news for recipients of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The good news is that monthly benefit amounts will increase for 2017. The bad news is that the increase will only be .3 percent for cost of living adjustments (COLA). Since 1975, Social Security’s general… Read More »