On Friday September 17, 2021, Eric Pearson was a co presenter for the 3rd year in a row at the annual Philadelphia Bar Institute (PBI) continuing education course of 2021 Workers’ Compensation Pennsylvania Case Law Update. Along with his co-presenter, Eric discussed the most recent case law affecting Pennsylvania workers’ compensation matters. The audience included workers’ compensation judges and lawyers from both the injured workers side and the insurance company side.
Eric Pearson, founding partner at Pearson Koutcher Law, has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer. Since founding Pearson Koutcher in 2011, Eric has devoted his practice to helping injured workers obtain the maximum medical and wage loss benefits they deserve, while helping those injured outside of work find a lawyer through his close-knit network of friends and associates. Eric graduated from Widener Law School in 1994.
Eric’s peers have recognized him (every year since 2011) as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer—an honor awarded to only five percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania. And he has been chosen for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America – an honor Eric has received for 8 consecutive years. A frequent speaker at Pennsylvania union meetings, Eric has taught continuing education courses specifically for lawyers. He is past co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In 2017, Eric received a City of Philadelphia City Council Citation, Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy List.
$200,000 Lump Sum Work Injury Settlement for Injured Female Owner/ Operator of a Company
This injured worker, represented by Philadelphia work injury attorney Eric Pearson, of Pearson Koutcher Law, sustained a severe neck injury after falling from a ladder while at an offsite customer location in Pennsylvania. The injured worker underwent surgery to her cervical spine and was disabled from employment. The Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier denied the claim, alleging the injured worker was not in the course of her employment when injured and that the claim should be in New Jersey since that is where the Employer was from. Mr. Pearson took deposition testimony from witnesses at the accident scene and traveled to the actual accident scene and obtained testimony from the owner of the property where the accident occurred. This evidence was critical and turned out to be favorable for the injured worker. The case settled for $200,000, which represented approximately five (5) years of wage loss benefits.
$199,000 Lump Sum workplace accident Settlement for Injured Montgomery County Salesperson
This injured worker lacerated his finger resulting in surgery. Philadelphia Workers’ Comp lawyer Eric Pearson, of Pearson Koutcher Law filed a Petition to Review to include injuries not originally accepted as work related by the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier. The case was fully litigated and ready for a decision when the parties attended a mediation session, resulting in a settlement of 4 years of wage loss benefits totaling $199,000.
Eric Pearson was the best lawyer that my mother could have ever asked for. He was truly patient and reliable; he would answer any questions that we had for him and would even text us if we had any questions during his day off he was highly professional and had my mother’s best interest at hand and I wouldn’t recommend any other lawyer but Eric Pearson!
– Eric Aranda
I worked for a major airline and suffered a severe workplace injury. After my initial consultation with Eric, at my home, he explained how the workers compensation process works in the State of Pennsylvania. I immediately felt a sense of peace of knowing I would be represented by a competent attorney who fully understood my rights and would defend me if need be. Knowing this I was just able to focus on my recovery without having the added financial stress. When it came time to be represented in court Eric was able to negotiate a very favorable settlement. I cannot begin to thank him and his staff enough. Highly recommended.
– Sharon Rittenhouse
I’m so Glad I went to them. Stress free now and very very satisfied. Eric Pearson definitely gets the job done
– Trey Tuggles
Pearson Koutcher Law is a Pennsylvania workers’ comp law firm headquartered in Philadelphia with additional offices in Bethlehem PA and Cherry Hill, NJ established to help one type of client: people injured on the job. If you have been hurt at work, please call us for a free, comprehensive workers’ compensation evaluation.