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Case Law Update | Dec. 19, 2014 | Work Injury

December 19, 2014

The latest case law updates were written by our resident expert, associate Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyer, Melissa Chandy.   1912 Hoover House Restaurant v WCAB (Soverns), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth No. 309 C.D. 2014, filed November 10, 2014).    The claimant suffered facial lacerations... Read on »

Case Law Update I Commonwealth v. WCAB (Slessler) I PA Work Injury

November 4, 2014

The employer filed a Mod IRE Petition. To rebut the IRE, the claimant offered deposition testimony of a psychologist, who testified to his review of the IRE and regarding his own IRE of the claimant. The claimant’s medical expert was not licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania nor was he... Read on »

Case Law Update | Simko v WCAB | PA Job Injury Attorneys

October 17, 2014

Simko v WCAB (United States Steel Corporation-Edgar Thomson Work), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth. No. 829 C.D. 2014, filed October 17, 2014).   The claimant filed a claim petition after being involved in a MVA while traveling to work to attend a meeting. The employer would hold two types of safety... Read on »

Case Law Update | Tom Doughtery v. WCAB | Work-Related Injury Attorneys

October 16, 2014

Tom Doughtery v. WCAB (QVC, Inc.), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth., No. 386 C.D. 2014, filed October 14, 2014.   The claimant returned to his pre-injury position and notified his employer of work-related physical restrictions. The position was later eliminated for economic reasons, and the claimant was... Read on »

Case Law Update

October 15, 2014

Marazas v. WCAB (Vitas Healthcare Corp.), __ A.3d __ (Pa. Cmwlth. No. 337 C.D. 2014, Filed August 11, 2014).   In Marazas, the claimant was injured after informing his manager that he was quitting. The manager then instructed the claimant to remove his personal belongings from his vehicle. The... Read on »

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