Daniel W. Deitrick

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Daniel devotes his practice to the defense of workers' compensation and federal black lung matters. He represents sports manufacturing companies, trucking companies, hospitals, nursing homes, school districts, vehicle manufacturers, hotels, restaurants, electronics manufacturers, construction companies, public transportation entities, grocery/retail stores and mines.

Daniel successfully defended a workers' compensation fatal claim involving a motor vehicle accident by demonstrating that the decedent claimant was not an employee of his client for the purposes of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, while also establishing that the decedent claimant was not in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the fatal accident. Daniel also successfully defended against a claimant's allegations of entitlement to the maximum temporary total disability rate for a compensable injury by proving that the time-of-injury average weekly wage was properly calculated pursuant to Section 309 (d.1) of the Workers' Compensation Act. See Collier v. WCAB (PRS/Engles Trucking), 805 A.2d 1267 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2002).

In 1990, Daniel graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor's degree in political science. He then attended Duquesne University School of Law and was awarded his juris doctor in 1993. Since beginning his practice, Daniel has focused on the litigation of insurance defense, workers' compensation and federal black lung cases.

Representative Cases

Barnes v. WCAB (Midland-Ross. Corp.), 684 A.2d 1107 (Pa.Cmwlth. 1996) 

Collier v. WCAB (PRS/Engles Trucking), 805 A.2d 1267 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2002) (app. denied, 818 A.2d 505 (Pa. 2003)) 

Classes/Seminars Taught

Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 18, 2018

Bad Eggs: Defending Injuries Stemming from Violence in the Workplace, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017

Understanding Medical Records, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2016

Local Government Pension Management Best Practices and Updates, October 10, 2014

Published Works

“Employer’s Future Subrogation Rights Under Section 319 of the Workers’ Compensation Act Limited by Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2019

Admissions
Pennsylvania
1993
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
1993
Education
Villanova University (B.A., cum laude, 1990)
Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
Honors & awards
Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2020
Associations & memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
Pittsburgh Claims Association
Year joined
2000