Workers’ Compensation

Doug Williams recognized again as a top lawyer by Best Lawyers in America

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18th Sep 2020

Doug Williams’ outstanding work in the area of workers’ compensation law has once again been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. The peer-reviewed publication named Williams to their 2021 edition for his high caliber of work. Since 2010, Williams has …

Tom Baumann featured in Tribune-Review article, provides expertise on workers’ compensation challenges with coronavirus

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11th Aug 2020

Partner Tom Baumann’s 35 years of experience with workers’ compensation law was highlighted when he was interviewed in a recent Tribune-Review article concerning coronavirus in the workplace.

Read the article below to learn more about new workers’ comp challenges and Baumann’s perspective on one recent case concerning an Allegheny County prosecutor who was denied workers’ comp after he contracted coronavirus.

Football Players – NOT Seasonal Employees

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24th Feb 2020

By Sandra Weigel Kokal In follow-up to our prior posting – the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued its Decision regarding the precedent that professional football players are “seasonal employees” under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. In the case of …

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’ …

Ed Abes, Tom Baumann, and Doug Williams named to both Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers Lists

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18th Dec 2019

As this year comes to a close we want to highlight our attorneys for being recognized as top in our field.  Best Lawyers has been regarded as one of the most credible measures of legal integrity and distinction in the …

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 …

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.” …

Don’t Sign Blank Medical Authorizations

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28th Mar 2018

By: James R. Burn, Jr. In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation, once your claim has been accepted by the insurance company, the defendant’s insurance company is entitled to have you examined two times per year. These exams are called Independent Medical Evaluations. …

Retaliatory Discharge for Filing Workers’ Compensation Claim

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By: Sandra Weigel Kokal If you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and your employer fires you, you may have a claim for retaliatory discharge. To do so you must establish a “prima facie” case of retaliation. This means …

We’re proud to announce a major award for one of our partners

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7th Mar 2018

Everyone at Abes Baumann congratulates Ed Abes on being inducted as a Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at their twelfth annual induction dinner on March 3, 2018 in Nashville. Ed joins his partner Tom Baumann as a …

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