This injured worker was involved in a work accident in Pennsylvania and sustained injuries to his knee and finger. The injured worker underwent surgeries to both body parts. As the employer was located in New Jersey, the injured worker began litigating the claim in New Jersey, but it was taking more than a year and a half to obtain Workers’ Compensation benefits pursuant to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act. The injured worker was represented by Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer, Eric Pearson of Pearson Koutcher Law who recognized that Pennsylvania was a much better venue than New Jersey, and since there was dual jurisdiction, Mr. Pearson filed a Claim Petition in Pennsylvania. Mr. Pearson was able to obtain a lump sum settlement for the injured worker in the amount of $145,000, within 6 months of being retained.