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What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp – Special PA Alert

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers Compensation has revised the Notification of Suspension or Modification (LIBC-751) to comply with Act 95 of 2021, that was signed into law by Governor Wolf on December 22, 2021. What's Hot in Workers' Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers.

Board grants DACD Petition based on a determination that the need for additional surgery was the direct and natural consequence of the work injury despite claimant having an intervening auto accident that worsened his condition.

This case was before the Board on the claimant’s DACD petition in which he alleged he needed additional cervical spine surgery. What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers.

Court affirms that payment of attorney’s fees does not extend statute of limitations as payment is neither payment of compensation nor provides medical treatment, the only two events that will extend statute of limitations under subsection 440.19(2).

The claimant sustained a compensable injury in 2011, and in 2013, filed a petition for benefits. The judge entered an order in 2015 awarding the benefits, including fee and cost entitlement. What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers.

Appellate Division found the claimant’s injury was not compensable as there was a lack of requisite “work connection.”

The petitioner appealed the dismissal, with prejudice, of her workers’ compensation claim for temporary disability and medical benefits. She worked as a school nurse for the respondent. What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers.

In a psychological injury case involving an allegation of sexual assault, the Workers’ Compensation Judge was within his jurisdiction to make a finding that implicated criminal conduct resulting in the claimant’s injury.

The claimant, a corrections officer, alleged that she suffered a work-related psychological injury as a result of being sexually assaulted while in the course of employment. What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers.

What's Hot in Workers' Comp - News and Results*

NEWS Linda Wagner Farrell (Jacksonville) presented “Permanent and Total Disability” for the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals on October 25.   RESULTS* What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers.