Impairment Rating Examination Reinstated by State Legislature

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2nd Apr 2019

As followers of Abes Baumann know, our firm was successful in a constitutional challenge to the use of Impairment Ratings under the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to convert injured workers from total disability compensation …

Blue Water Vets Courtroom Victory!

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4th Feb 2019

On January 29, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the case of Procopio v. Wilkie. This case involved the claim of Alfred Procopio a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in waters off …

New Agent Orange Developments

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18th Dec 2018

By: Susan Paczak There are some new developments regarding the VA and Agent Orange. In the summer the House of Representatives easily passed a bill that would have given Blue Water vets the same presumption of exposure to Agent Orange …

Stadium Hazards and Workers’ Compensation for Athletes

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16th Aug 2018

By: Edward Jaffee Abes Sometimes professional athletes suffer work-related injuries but not the kind one would expect such as a collision at second base or a hard hit by a linebacker. Former New York Yankee outfielder, Dustin Fowler, found this …

Blue Water Navy Vets and Agent Orange–UPDATE 12/18/2018

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25th Jul 2018

By: Susan Paczak Recently, the United Stated House of Representatives passed a bill that gives Blue Water veterans the same presumption of exposure to Agent Orange that those who were “boots on the ground” in Vietnam have had for years. …

Injured Playing on Company Sports Team – Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

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18th Jun 2018

By: Sandra Weigel Kokal In order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the law requires that the injury must be sustained in the “course of employment.” When discussing injuries which occur while playing on an Employer’s Sports Team, the …

Nurse Case Managers: Injured Workers Beware

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5th Jun 2018

By: James R. Burn, Jr. Earlier this year, I posted a caution about the concerns of signing blank medical authorizations for insurance carriers. Another concern is the insurance carrier sending a nurse case manager with you to your medical appointments. …

23rd Apr 2018

By: Douglas A. Williams In Pennsylvania, when an injured worker receives workers’ compensation benefits, the insurance carrier may require the injured worker to meet with a vocational “expert.” After the meeting, the vocational expert will prepare a “labor market survey.” …

Pain Can Be a Disability

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16th Apr 2018

By: Susan Paczak The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has made an important decision about how a veteran can prove they are entitled to compensation for a service-connected disability. In Saunders v. Wilkie, the Court decided …

The Team at Abes Baumann congratulates Tom Baumann for being selected as one of Pennsylvania’s Top Attorneys

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This award identifies and highlights the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled attorneys in all areas of practice. Only 100 attorneys in Pennsylvania receive this honor! America’s Top 100 Attorneys members are chosen by criteria including an attorney’s …

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