Pearson Koutcher Law was a sponsor in last week’s Make The World A Better Experience presented by Healthbridge. The event was held on Thursday, September 29th at Citizens Bank Park where attendees had the opportunity to take some swings in the actual batting cage the Phillies players use to work on their hitting stroke and prepare for at-bats and participate in a Q&A session with some Eagles greats!
Make The World Better (MTWB) works with communities to connect people of all ages with their neighborhood through the revitalization of public space. Their vision is to empower individuals to make a positive impact on their community.
MTWB engages residents in all phases of a project under the belief that these community-based redevelopment projects will help strengthen neighborhoods and promote leadership.
Recent community projects include Ralph Brooks Park, Vare Recreation Center and Smith Playground in South Philadelphia as well as Waterloo Playground in Kensington, North Philadelphia, which is the largest project to date.
Eric and Jon are honored and humbled to be a supporter of such an important cause.
Pearson Koutcher Law is a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law firm comprised of seven attorneys dedicated to helping injured workers in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs as well as the Lehigh Valley obtain the wage loss and medical benefits they deserve as a result of their work injuries.
US News and World Report highlighted Pearson Koutcher as a “Best Law Firm in workers’ compensation Law” for the past six years. The firm is also designated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell — a testament to Eric’s and Jon’s professional excellence. Both attorneys are Certified Workers Compensation Specialists, passing the examination the first year it was offered.
Workers’ compensation is a program requiring employers to purchase insurance coverage to provide workplace compensation benefits to employees who become ill or injured on the job. Through this program, workers are provided such benefits as lost wages and medical care. In exchange, employers are protected from personal injury lawsuits by injured employees. While the federal government administers a workers’ compensation program for federal and certain other types of employees, each state has its own laws and programs for workers’ compensation; ours is governed by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
Pennsylvania workers’ comp lawyer and founding partner at Pearson Koutcher Law, Eric Pearson, Settles Case For $260,000.
Eric’s client seriously injured his head, left shoulder and neck when the chair he was sitting in at work fell backwards. The injuries were severe and required shoulder and neck surgeries. Although the injured worker recovered from his head injury, he was still left with symptoms and limitations in his shoulder and neck. Despite returning to work with restrictions following the shoulder surgeries, his employment was terminated. The workers’ comp. insurance company did not accept all the injured body parts, and an action was started by Eric Pearson against the insurance company. After Eric’s client testified, a much more significant settlement than what the insurance company was previously willing to pay, was obtained.
$425,000 Lump Sum Settlement for Injured Cumberland County Worker with Electrocution Injury
Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer Jonathan Koutcher of Pearson Koutcher Law settled the case of a Cumberland County, Pennsylvania electrical worker who was electrocuted when a cable was not properly grounded. The injured worker initially sustained arm and leg injuries, where the electricity entered and exited his body. The injured worker then began to develop a constellation of symptoms consistent with post-concussion syndrome, cognitive impairment, visual disturbance and nerve damage in the upper extremities. Jon Koutcher filed petitions with the court seeking to add injuries to the already accepted work-related injuries, and the worker’s compensation insurance company filed a petition alleging that work was generally available for the injured worker to perform. The settlement negotiated by Jon for the injured worker represented more than eight years of wage loss benefits in a lump sum – a very substantial settlement.
Eric Pearson Obtains $175,000 Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Settlement For A Delivery Man
Eric settled the PA workers’ compensation claim of a delivery man who injured his lower back lifting at work. At the time of the incident, the injured worker had been working for a family member’s business for more than 20 years. The work injury was a herniated disc in the client’s lower back preventing him from returning to his job. Eric negotiated a lump sum workers’ comp settlement of $175,000 plus medical benefits.
Injured workers have enough stress taking care of their physical and mental states. If you require a Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer near you, be sure to contact Pearson Koutcher Law as they focus on you – your case and your recovery.