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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Eric Pearson and Jonathan Koutcher Settle Case of Injured Worker for $875,000!

Eric Pearson and Jonathan Koutcher, partners at the workers’ compensation only firm of Pearson Koutcher Law, settled the case of an injured worker for $875,000, which is believed to be the highest workers’ compensation settlement in Pennsylvania in 2015. The injured worker suffered burns to approximately 30% of his body and was receiving wage loss benefits. In addition to disfiguring injuries to the head and neck, the injured worker was also disabled by the scarring and the loss of use of a number of his extremities. Mr. Pearson and Mr. Koutcher filed several petitions to expand the scope of the injured workers’ injuries to maximize his benefit status and also to obtain specific loss benefits (disfigurement and loss of use) in addition to benefits for wage loss. Mr. Pearson and Mr. Koutcher, recognizing the significant medical attention the injured worker would require for his lifetime, had a life care plan prepared, which detailed recommended remodeling of the injured workers’ home, special transportation equipment and the required ongoing medical treatment. The parties to the case participated in an all-day Mediation, conducted by the Honorable Michael Snyder (ret.). In addition to receiving a lump sum settlement of $875,000, the workers’ compensation insurance company agreed to fund and administer a Medicare Set Aside account for the injured worker.

$658,000 Fatal Claim Settlement for Widow whose Husband was Killed in a Work Accident

Pearson Koutcher Law partner Jonathan B. Koutcher settled the fatal claim of a 52 year old widow of a truck driver killed in a work-related motor vehicle accident occurring in 2006. The widow had been receiving fatal claim benefits since the accident. The widow had two children and she and Mr. Koutcher brainstormed how to best protect her interests, as both of her children were close to entering college. Mr. Koutcher was able to structure a settlement for the widow consisting of a large, upfront lump sum of money, periodic installment payments for college education expenses for the children and periodic annuity payments for the widow over the next 13 years.

$425,000 Lump Sum Settlement for Injured Cumberland County Worker with Electrocution Injury

Philadelphia worker’s compensation attorney 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 the 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. Mr. 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 Mr. Koutcher for the injured worker represents more than eight (8) years of wage loss benefits in a lump sum.

What our clients say

At Pearson Koutcher Law, we think of our clients as family. Here are exact quotes from our clients.

Great Firm with Excellent & extremely knowledgeable Attorneys backed by an Award winning Team of Industrious Staff. I am very fortunate to be represented by this firm. Eric Pearson is one of the two founding
members of the firm and is a pleasant, no nonsense, get it done Lawyer
with Years of Expertise in Workers Comp Cases. Very caring, attentive to his Clients needs and, fights hard for his Clients to ensure that they are treated fairly without discrimination. Don't cheat yourself. If you were Hurt at Work, don't hesitate to contact Pearson Koutcher Law. 
Workers Comp is all they do!

Bill T.

My experience with Eric and Laura had been amazing so far . Their humble and humanity quality's are remarkable! So understanding, kind and earth ground feelings make this hard time journey into a relaxing and realistic expectations time. Their positive attitude make all the difference in a hard process like this one. I'm glad to have them on my side!.

Maria R.

I'd like to personally thank Jon Koutcher for the outstanding representation and the law firm of Pearson and Koutcher for all the hard work they do on behalf of the Operating Engineers local 835 IUOE. They really care about your well being and that of your family.

Anthony N.

Both Eric Pearson and Donna were great! Both were just a call, text, or email away. I received full support throughout my workers compensation claim and always a prompt reply. It helped me feel at ease during a very stressful time. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

Christopher S.

The law office of Pearson & Koutcher is of the highest quality. After I injured myself at work and the insurance company denied my Workman’s Compensation claim, Laura M. Brooke, Esq. worked diligently on my behalf and obtained a favorable decision, which awarded me a weekly indemnity payment and the appropriate course of medical treatment. Both of which I would have never received had it not been for Laura’s tenacity in seeking justice in my case. Moreover, she has provided me with the best medical care by referring me to board-certified physicians, experts in their field of medical specialty.

Mark V.

Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Have You Covered

Our Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys strive to provide our workplace accident clients with exceptional service and outstanding results through hard work, strong lines of communication and mutual respect. We make our clients our first priority by providing access to the cell phone number for the work injury attorney handling their case and scheduling meetings at the convenience of the client, whether at their place of residence or in our office. We are proud of our impeccable service and communication that results in long lasting relationships with our workers’ comp clients.


What Is Workers’ Compensation?

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, such as the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.


What To Do After A Work Injury?

  1. Immediately report your injury or work-related illness to your employer or supervisor. Tell them you were hurt on the job as well as the date and location of the injury.
  2. Seek medical attention. You may need to see your employer’s doctor, which depends on if your employer maintains a panel physician list. Ask if your employer has such a list and, if they do, ask that it is provided to you immediately. If they do not have a list, you are free to treat with whichever doctor you choose.
  3. Know your rights. Contact the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers, at Pearson Koutcher Law and speak with a lawyer with expertise in workplace injury law. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and will help you fully understand your rights as an injured employee and assist you in seeking the full Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve under the law.

Workers’ Compensation Is “No Fault” Insurance

In a Workers’ Compensation matter, neither the injured worker nor the employer is determined to be at fault. The work injury benefits a worker receives is not decreased by the worker’s carelessness, nor increased by an employer’s negligence. However, an injured employer may lose the right to Workers’ Compensation benefits if the work related injury results from the worker’s intoxication from drugs or alcohol. Similarly, if the injured employee is hurt by his own actions or inactions intended to cause harm to himself or someone else, the employee may forfeit his right to recover under the Workers’ Compensation laws.


Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim Petition

Once the injured employee gives the employer notice of his work injuries, the employer or its insurance carrier must agree that the job injury or illness is work-related before injured worker benefits are paid. If the employer or insurance carrier denies the work injury claim, the injured worker must file a Claim Petition to be heard before a Workers’ Compensation law judge who decides which party will prevail.


Need Workers Compensation Benefits?

Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim with an Expert Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today!
We’re known as smart, savvy, honest, compassionate, and effective job injury lawyers who are highly respected among other workplace accident attorneys, insurance adjusters, and judges in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. Most of our work comes from workplace compensation client and work injury lawyer referrals. We’ve both been recognized as Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers,” an honor given to only 5% of all lawyers in the state.

Let us put our decades of work-related accident experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation laws. Our singular goal is to secure the maximum Workers’ Compensation and full injured at work benefits to which you are entitled. Contact us, Pearson Koutcher Law, today to schedule your free consultation for your Workers’ Compensation matter.

We believe that when we win a work-related injury case, it’s not just a win; it’s changing your life for the better.



Need Help With Your Job Injury Lawsuit?

Call Pearson Koutcher Law to Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim!
Workplace injuries can be the worst, causing financial strife and depression as well as debilitating pain. Pearson Koutcher Law’s work injury lawyers in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley will work to get you the help and medical care you need for your workplace injury. We offer impeccable aid when you need it most. Let us put our decades of workplace compensation experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation laws in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, including the following locations:

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