Samuel H. Pond met with a client whose benefits were stopped without warning. Mr. Pond looked through the Bureau documents and discovered a Notice of Compensation Payable, which had been overlooked by his client’s prior counsel. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, once an employer accepts liability for a work-related injury it cannot stop paying benefits without an executed agreement or court order. The day after filing a Penalty Petition, the employer voluntarily reinstated workers’ compensation benefits.




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