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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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