Court Decisions

Football Players –Seasonal Employees?

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8th Jan 2020

Recently, Abes Baumann participated in an en banc argument before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania revisiting the precedent that professional football players are “seasonal employees”under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. In the case of Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc. v. Workers’ …

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 …

ZUber v. Boscovs–A Lesson in Completeness

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28th Dec 2017

By: Douglas A. Williams In Pennsylvania, if an injured worker and his employer wish to settle a workers’ compensation claim, they must do so with a document known as a Compromise & Release Agreement (C&R). The C&R is typically prepared …

First Post Protz IRE Decision is Helpful

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25th Sep 2017

By: Thomas C. Baumann The Commonwealth Court had offered its first interpretation of Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District), 161 A.3d 827 (Pa. 2017) (Protz II) in Thompson v. WCAB (Exelon Corporation) No. 1227 C.D. 2016. This decision is helpful to …

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Abes Baumann Client in Landmark Workers’ Compensation Case

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26th Jun 2017

Ruling Expected to Help Thousands of Injured Workers Secure Greater Disability Benefits The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week declared a key provision in Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act “unconstitutional in its entirety” in its ruling on the case Protz v. Workers’ …

The Consumption of Alcohol Is Not Always Admissible at Trial

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14th Feb 2017

By: Roger D. Horgan It is perfectly legal for a driver over the age of 21 years to drink and drive in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! That may come as a surprise to people, given the popular admonishment, “Don’t Drink …

A Workers’ Late Notice of the Employer’s Uninsured Status Limits Both Medical and Wage Loss Benefits

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16th Jun 2016

By: Sandra Weigel Kokal In a recent Commonwealth Court Case, the Court held that if an injured worker fails to notify the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (Fund) within 45 days after the injured worker knows that the employer does not …

12th Apr 2016

By: Thomas C. Baumann Recently, Abes Baumann argued a case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding credibility determinations for physicians who perform Impairment Rating Evaluations. In the case of Rhodes vs.WCAB, Tom Baumann argued that the Workers’ Compensation Judge was …

Claims Against the King

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11th Jan 2016

By: Roger D. Horgan King! What King? There is no royalty in Pennsylvania, correct? No, there is not. However, when it comes to claims against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or its subsidiaries, our law harkens back to English law, making …

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