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Commonwealth Court Argument On Subrogation Issue

In April 2024, PA workers’ compensation lawyer Dave Brown of Pearson Koutcher Law participated in an oral argument in Philadelphia before a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The argument involved an issue pertaining to an important concept in workers’ compensation law – subrogation. We’ll start by describing what subrogation is and how […]

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Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Reported On Your W2?

Tax Day is fast approaching so we figured that we would devote this edition of the blog to educating you about tax issues associated with a PA workers’ compensation claim. Let’s face it, when you receive your paycheck every other week or however often you are paid, it’s frustrating to see that a significant amount […]

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Carpal Tunnel And Office Worker Injuries

Even office workers can face injury at work. Here are the top three ways office workers are injured in the workplace. If you have sustained any of these injures at work, you may qualify for workers’ compensation. What Are The Top Three Ways We See Office Workers Getting Injured? Number 3: Some type of physical […]

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Increase In 2024 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry increased the maximum an injured worker can receive in weekly workers’ compensation benefits to $1,325 for work injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2024. This represents a 4 percent increase from 2023. Maximum Workers’ Compensation Rate Schedules An injured worker’s weekly compensation rate depends on the injured […]

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Are You Allowed To Travel While On Workers’ Compensation?

You have been injured at work and are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania. You are doing a deposition, and the transcript of your testimony will be submitted to the Workers’ Compensation Judge who is hearing your case. Your lawyer asks you questions about your job, your injury, doctors you have seen, medical treatment […]

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3 Most Common Workplace Injuries For Delivery Drivers

@pearsonkoutcherlaw The road isn't always smooth for delivery drivers. Here are the top 3 injuries they face on the job. #injuredatwork #injurylawyer #tiktoklawyer #deliverydriver ♬ original sound – Pearson Koutcher Law Eric Pearson (EP): The top three workplace injuries hitting delivery drivers hard. Have you ever been injured making a delivery? Let us know about […]

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Collecting Retirement And Other Benefits While On Workers Compensation PA

What if you are at or near retirement age, injure yourself at work, and start to collect Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits? Can you collect Social Security retirement benefits at the same time? What about a pension? A severance? Unemployment benefits? We’re here to provide you with the answers. PA Workers’ Compensation Benefits Let’s begin with […]

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Life After Your Workers’ Compensation Case.

Books have been written about this perplexing subject: Is there life after 50? We’re here to tell you about another perplexing subject – life after your workers’ compensation PA case. Your case is over when the Workers’ Compensation Judge stops your workers’ comp benefits, or you enter into a settlement of your claim. So what […]

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Labor Market Surveys

If you have been injured at work and are collecting Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits, at some point the insurance company will have you undergo an independent medical examination (also known as an IME) with a doctor of its choice. If the doctor concludes that you have not fully recovered from your work injuries and cannot […]

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Can You Be Terminated While On Workers’ Compensation

Imagine this unpleasant chain of events: You have been injured at work, are unable to do your job, and then receive a letter from your company informing you that your employment has been terminated. Talk about adding insult to injury. How will this affect your workers’ compensation claim? And is it legal for your employer […]

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Can An Employer Refuse To File A Workers’ Comp Claim

What happens if you injure yourself at work and your employer just “blows it off” and doesn’t submit your claim to its insurance company? Or what happens if your employer submits the claim, but the insurance company does not file any documents, accepting or denying the claim? Can they get away with that? We’re here […]

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Supersedeas Denied In Your Workers’ Compensation Case – Good Or Bad?

One day you rifle through your mail – there are the usual bills, fliers from grocery stores, and coupons – and then you see an envelope that really grabs your attention: it is from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation so you know it pertains to your workers’ compensation case. Your life has been turned […]

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Lower Back Injury Settlement Amount Workers Compensation

Settling Your Lower Back Injury Workers’ Compensation Case If you have been unfortunate enough to sustain a lower back injury at work in Pennsylvania, you’re probably experiencing pain, have seen a few medical providers, and are unable to do your job. Will you be able to settle your workers’ compensation claim for your lower back […]

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2024 Best Lawyers | Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Lawyers

Pearson Koutcher Law is proud to announce that our Pennsylvania workers’ comp lawyers, including firm owners Eric Pearson and Jon Koutcher, have been chosen for inclusion in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America. This is the tenth consecutive year that Eric has been honored with this prestigious recognition and six years running for […]

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Surgery In A Workers’ Compensation Case

It’s bad enough if you strain your neck, back, or knee on the job and cannot work for a couple, three months. But if you need surgery because of your injury – that’s a whole different ballgame. Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law provides that somebody who injures themself at work and is disabled from their job […]

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Workers’ Compensation Investigations And What They Look For

If you’re curious about workers’ compensation investigations, our workers compensation lawyers in PA at Pearson Koutcher Law can help you understand the process. Investigators are looking for a sign that an injured worker is not as injured as they are claiming. This may include failure to follow medical restrictions, working at a second job, and […]

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