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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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Concussions In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases

It’s hard to watch an NFL game these days without seeing at least one player take a hit to the head that requires him to go to the sideline for the medical staff to perform tests to determine if he suffered a concussion. But it’s not just athletes competing in football games and other sports […]

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Can Injured Workers Refuse Medical Treatment

On June 1, 2023, PA workers’ compensation lawyer Dave Brown of Pearson Koutcher law participated in an oral argument before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board in a case involving an important workers’ compensation issue. The Appeal Board, comprised of the full board — the Chairman and five Commissioners — heard oral argument on four […]

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Lost Wages from Workplace Accidents: Employee Compensation

In Pennsylvania, an injured worker that is disabled is entitled to wage-loss benefits, as well as the payment of medical bills. Here is a quick summary of how an injured worker is compensated for lost wages after getting hurt on the job from the lawyers for workplace injuries at Pearson Koutcher Law. Calculating How Much […]

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COVID-19 And Workers’ Compensation In Pennsylvania

COVID – 19 has wrecked havoc on families across the United States since March 2020. It is everywhere and it is scary. What made COVID so scary, was not knowing how you contracted it? Did you catch the virus at work? Do you still have lingering COVID symptoms? If so, can you collect workers’ compensation […]

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