Workers’ Compensation

Commonwealth Court Enhances Medical Providers’ Rights Against Workers Compensation Carriers

Attorney Dan Siegel Was Lead Counsel in Decision Affirming That Medical Providers Have a Right to Payment Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act The Commonwealth Court today affirmed that insurance companies and their attorneys may not take actions that prevent medical providers from being paid for care for injured workers. The decision, in Workers First […]

OSHA – No One’s Minding the Store – A Dangerous Position for Workers

All too often we discover that our injured clients have worked – often for many years – in factories and other facilities where the conditions are unsafe, and often extremely dangerous. All because their employers don’t care about their safety. All because the government doesn’t enforce the laws designed to assure worker safety. That’s why […]

Attention Doctors, Pharmacies & Medical Providers Treating Pa. Workers’ Compensation Patients

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Eliminates Defense That Prevented Countless Workers’ Compensation Providers From Getting Paid Doctors and every other entity providing medical care or services to injured workers under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act will benefit from the Commonwealth Court Opinion today in Armour Pharmacy v. Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fee Review Hearing Office. The unanimous […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Settlements Cannot Bar Medical Provider From Being Paid Without Notice

In a precedential decision that will impact every Compromise & Release (Settlement) Agreement under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, the Commonwealth Court ruled today that “The parties to a C&R agreement can bind each other, but they cannot release themselves from liability to a person who is not a party to the C&R agreement and […]

Commonwealth Court Rules that Pre-Protz IREs are Invalid When a Petition to Reinstate is Filed Within Three Years of the Most Recent Payment

The Commonwealth Court ruled today that injured workers in Pennsylvania whose benefits were limited because of an impairment rating examination (IRE) may seek additional benefits if they file a petition within three years of the date of the most recent payment of compensation (wage losses). Applying the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s landmark 2017 decision in Protz […]

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