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Eric Pearson Speaks at SEIU LocaL 32 BJ General Membership Meeting

Eric Pearson Speaks with Members of SEIU Local 32BJ Earlier this summer, Eric B. Pearson, managing partner at Pearson Koutcher Law, was again invited to speak at SEIU Local 32BJ’s general membership meeting about workers compensation developments and general information on how to protect themselves if injured at work. Mr. Pearson often meets with SEIU Local 32BJ members. “I take great pleasure in getting to meet such hard working individuals. It has always been PK’sContinue Reading

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Pearson Koutcher Discusses Workers’ Compensation and the Solar Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse and Workers’ Compensation On August 21st, the United States experienced a rare solar eclipse for the first time in nearly 100 years. From Depoe Bay, Oregon carving a path down to Charleston, South Carolina, residents experienced a total solar eclipse – the moon completely obscured view of the sun’s disk for a few minutes. This is known as the path of totality. Other areas outside of the path of totality experiencedContinue Reading

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Pearson Koutcher Law Discusses Common Summer Work Injuries

Common Summer Work Injuries Summer time is known for bringing carefree, go-with-the-flow attitudes. Children are out of school, the weather is warmer, people travel more and spend longer periods of time outside. Summer brings less structure to a daily schedule than any other season. This lack of structure may also cause a slew of workplace injuries as well. Heat-related injuries are the most common work injury during the summer. According to OSHA’s website, dozens ofContinue 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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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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Eric Pearson and Jon Koutcher are 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers!

The results for the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list are in! Congratulations to our partners, Eric Pearson and Jonathan Koutcher, for being selected as PA Super Lawyers for the 6th consecutive year! (2011-2017) Super Lawyers, an exclusive list recognizing no more than 5% of lawyers in PA, is a research driven, peer influenced rating service honoring outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys throughout the state areContinue Reading

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Happy Red Nose Day from Pearson Koutcher Law

Red Nose day is a campaign led by the non-profit organization, Comic Relief, Inc., with a mission to end child poverty with the power of entertainment. Originating in the United Kingdom, Comic Relief first began its vision to aid children in need in 1985. The very first Red Nose Day was held three years later and has since raised over one billion dollars globally. In 2015, Comic Relief crossed the Atlantic with the start ofContinue Reading

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Saint John’s Hospice – 2nd Annual Holiday Lunch

 Eric B. Pearson, managing partner at Pearson Koutcher Law, collaborated with The Workers’ Compensation Section to serve a holiday lunch for 350 people at Saint John’s Hospice for the second year in a row!!! Mr. Pearson helped serve a spectacular Holiday Lunch of Sausage and Peppers, Ham, Sweet Potato Mash and sautéed String Beans with cold drinks of Lemonade, Iced Tea and Fruit Punch followed by either Pumpkin, Lemon or Apple Pie compliments of “The Bocce Club”, Tastykake and Metropolitan Bakery In addition, the Section madeContinue Reading

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WHEN YOU GET HURT AT WORK, DON’T FORGET TO TELL YOUR BOSS

An employee is required to notify his or her employer within 120 days of sustaining an injury at work. This notification – “notice” is the legal term — may be provided verbally or in writing. If timely notice is not provided, the claim is forever barred, regardless of the seriousness of the injury. It seems like common sense that if you’re hurt at work, you’re going to report it promptly. If you slip on aContinue Reading

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