Frank Wickersham

Special Alert - PA Commonwealth Court Holds Portion Of IRE Provisions of PA Workers' Comp Act Unconstitutional

A divided Court invalidated an IRE performed under the 6th Edition of The AMA Guides To Permanent Impairment holding that Section 306 (a.2) of the Act, requiring the most recent edition of the Guides be used, is…more
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New Mexico Court Continues To Approve Medical Marijuana For Injured Workers

Trending - the legalization of medical marijuana and its use for treatment of chronic pain in workers compensation cases…more
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Special Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Alert

New Pennsylvania workers' compensation law projected to save employers millions of dollars annually by restricting direct dispensing of medications by physicians to injured workers…more
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs In On Psychic Injuries and Job Availability

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has recently issued important opinions in workers' compensation cases that will have a dramatic impact on psychic injury claims and efforts to reduce wage loss benefits based on labor market…more
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Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds That Claimant's Use Of Highly Addictive Medication For Chronic Pain Is Not Reasonable Or Necessary

In a significant decision, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania found that a Claimant's use of Fentanyl lozenges for chronic pain was not indicated due to the significant risk of addiction…more
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Special Alert - Important Workers' Compensation Decisions Issued By Pennsylvania Supreme Court

In two separate opinions relaeased at the end of May, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed issues concerning statutory employer liability and calculation of an average weekly wage in a claim for loss of use of the eye…more
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Proposed Reforms of PA Workers' Compensation Act Target Increasing Medical Costs

Medical costs in the Pennsylvania workers compensation system are already high and ever increasing. The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has introduced a comprehensive reform package that they believe will help…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Top Ten Developments in PA, NJ and DE Workers' Compensation Law for 2011

Happy New Year everyone. Here's a review of important developments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware workers' compensation law for 2011 to help ring in 2012…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Psychic Injury Claim of PA Liquor Store Clerk Robbed at Gunpoint Denied By Court

Commonwealth Court issues controversial decision denying benefits for a liquor stroe clerk who suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of being tied to a chair with duct tape and robbed at gunpoint…more
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What's Hot in Workers' Compensation - Special Alert

Hous Bill 797 signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, permitting firefighters to receive workers compensation benfits for cancer caused by on the job exposure…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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