Harsh standard in Workers’ Compensation Removed

Recently, Jim Burn of our law firm successfully argued a case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and had a very harsh standard removed from certain types of cases in the Workers’ Compensation system. The Court has now eased the burden of proof for Claimants in cases of “mental/physical” injuries. Mental/physical injuries are also described as injuries which occur when a mental stimulus at work causes a trauma that produces physical results. For example, if an individual at work witnesses a traumatic or shocking event and suffers a heart attack, that would be a mental/physical injury.


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