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Philadelphia Workers' Compensation

If you get hurt on the job, you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys will help you file your claim successfully.

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Case Law

IRE: “Active Clinical Practice”

March 20, 2014

Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. v. WCAB (Ketterer), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth., No. 1188 C.D. 2013, filed March 12, 2014)   In this case, the Commonwealth Court affirmed the denial of a Modification Petition, based on an IRE, because of the failure of the IRE physician to maintain an active clinical... Read on »

Case Law Summary

January 22, 2014

Womack v. WCAB (The School District of Phila), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth., No. 1137 C.D. 2013, filed January 14, 2013)   In Womack, the WCJ denied the claimant’s UR Petition, finding the treatment under review neither reasonable nor necessary. The WCAB affirmed. Through her appeal, the claimant... Read on »

Case Summaries

January 22, 2014

Utilization Review:   Leventakos v WCAB (Spyros Painting), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth., No. 2156 C.D. 2012, filed December 5, 2013).   A WCJ lacks jurisdiction to hear a UR Petition, where the physician under review fails to provide the required medical records to determine whether the treatment under... Read on »

Case Law Update

December 23, 2013

Payes v WCAB (Commonwealth PA State Police), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Supreme No. 50 MAP 2011), decided October 30, 2013   In Payes, the WCJ granted a state trooper workers’ compensation benefits in a mental/mental case, involving a single work-related event in which the trooper struck and killed a... Read on »

Case Law Update

December 20, 2013

McCafferty v WCAB (Trial Technologies, Inc.) __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth No. 208 C.D. 2013, filed November 21, 2013)   The claimant received an “Employee Verification of Employment, Self-Employment or Change in Physical Condition” form (“LIBC-760 Form), during litigation on a claim petition. The... Read on »

Case Law Summary

November 6, 2013

A&J Builders, Inc. v. WCAB(Verdi), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth, No. 479 C.D. 2013, filed October 16, 2013.   The Verdi case involved several employers and the allegation of a work-related cumulative trauma injury. On appeal, A&J challenged the Appeal Board’s decision to affirm the granting of... Read on »

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