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$125,000 Lump Sum Settlement for Injured Laborer from Philadelphia

Recent Settlements $125,000 Lump Sum Settlement for Injured Laborer from Philadelphia Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney Jonathan Koutcher, of Pearson Koutcher Law, represented the interests of a laborer who was injured when heavy sheets of wood fell on top of him while at work. The injured worker sustained injuries to his legs and back and was disabled for a period of time from work. Mr. Koutcher filed petitions to expand the description of the injured worker’sContinue Reading

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Confidential Fatal Claim Death Benefit Settlement for Philadelphia Widow

Recent Settlements Confidential Fatal Claim Death Benefit Settlement for Philadelphia Widow Pearson Koutcher Law attorney, Jonathan Koutcher, represented the widow of a Philadelphia man who was shot while working at a retail store. Initially, the Worker’s Compensation insurance company denied the case, disputing the legitimacy of the marriage between the deceased employee and the widow. Mr. Koutcher presented evidence on this issue and the parties were then able to attend a mediation and settle theContinue Reading

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Pearson Koutcher Law Discusses Heat-Related Work Injuries

Heat-Related Work Injury As summer arrives, so comes excessive heat waves and extreme humidity. With temperatures and the humidity levels rising, the risk of a heat-related work injury for outdoor workers increases greatly. Contrary to popular belief, employees who work outside are not the only type of workers who are susceptible to heat induced work injuries. There are a number of careers that involve exposure to extreme heat such as firefighters, bakery workers, mill workers,Continue Reading

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$125,000 for Philadelphia Factory Worker With an Injured Lower Back

Recent Settlements $125,000 for Philadelphia Factory Worker With an Injured Lower Back Jonathan Koutcher of Pearson Koutcher Law represented a factory worker who injured her lower back. The injured worker was offered a modified duty job which she could not perform, and Mr. Koutcher then defended the injured worker from the employer’s Petitions to Modify/Suspend Compensation Benefits, where the employer was attempting to stop or reduce the injured worker’s receipt of wage loss benefits. Mr.Continue Reading

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$150,000 Lump Sum Settlement plus Funding of Large Medicare Set Aside Account for Injured Philadelphia Electrician

Recent Settlements $150,000 Lump Sum Settlement plus Funding of Large Medicare Set Aside Account for Injured Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia work injury lawyer Jonathan Koutcher of Pearson Koutcher Law represented an electrician who injured his lower back while working. The accident occurred in 2011, and Mr. Koutcher represented the injured worker during multiple rounds of litigation, including most recently a Petition to Modify Compensation Benefits, where the employer was attempting to reduce and/or limit the amountContinue Reading

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Attorney Dave Brown Discusses the Taxability of Workers’ Comp. Benefits

IF YOU RECEIVE WORKERS’ COMP. BENEFITS, THERE’S NO NEED TO CALL YOUR ACCOUNTANT Injuring yourself at work can lead to a slew of negative consequences: pain, the need to undergo medical treatment, an inability to work, and financial loss. However, there is one advantage if you are paid money as a result of the insurance company accepting your claim, a workers’ compensation judge awarding you benefits, or the parties entering into a settlement of yourContinue Reading

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Impairment Rating Provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

PA Supreme Court Declares Key WC Act Provision Unconstitutional Tuesday June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared the impairment rating evaluation (IRE) provision in Section 306(a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act as unconstitutional. The decision in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District) determined that injured workers will no longer be subject to a cap on the length of wage loss benefits they received. Prior to the decision, Section 306(a.2) of Act allowed employersContinue Reading

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$167,856 Lump Sum Settlement for Injured Bucks County Supermarket Manager

Recent Settlements $167,856 Lump Sum Settlement for Injured Bucks County Supermarket Manager Jonathan Koutcher of Pearson Koutcher Law represented the interests of a Buck County supermarket manager who injured her upper extremities at work. Mr. Koutcher successfully fought to have the injured worker started on worker’s compensation wage loss benefits. The injured worker was then able to obtain medical treatment for her work injuries including a number of surgical procedures paid for by the worker’sContinue Reading

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Pearson Koutcher Law Wins Claim Petition for Injured Bucks County Union Painter

Recent Settlements Pearson Koutcher Law Wins Claim Petition for Injured Bucks County Union Painter! Jonathan Koutcher of Pearson Koutcher Law won a Claim Petition filed for an injured Bucks County Union painter. The injured worker had slipped and fallen from a ladder, landing awkwardly on the ground. The insurance company for the employer agreed the injured worker was hurt at work, but only accepted the lower back injury as a “strain/sprain”. The injured worker actuallyContinue Reading

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$112,000 Lump Sum Settlement for Montgomery County Utility Worker

Recent Settlements $112,000 lump sum settlement for Montgomery County Utility Worker! Jonathan Koutcher of Pearson Koutcher Law won a hard fought Claim Petition for an injured worker with a lower back injury that required surgery. The case was bifurcated, where the Judge first decided whether the injured worker was actually injured while in the course and scope of his employment, and secondly where the Judge was to decide if the injuries were causally related toContinue Reading

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