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The Pearson Koutcher Law Workers’ Compensation Blog is your online resource for when you are injured on the job in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Featuring the latest workers’ compensation news, Pearson Koutcher Law’s articles and updated information will help you get answers to your question as well as to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve.


Hearing Loss Compensation – Work Injury Benefits For Hearing Loss Do you suffer from ringing in your ears? Do voices sound muffled? Do you have trouble hearing in restaurants and other crowded areas? Is your hearing just not what it used to be before you got your job? If any of these ring a bell, pun intended, you may be excited to learn that the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides financial and medical benefits for individuals who have suffered hearing loss as a result of their occupation or a specific workplace injury. This potential hearing loss compensation covers industrial noise
On lucky Friday Sept 13th, partner Eric Pearson was honored to have been asked to join defense attorney, Mitchell Golding, in presenting Feast or Famine: The Most Interesting Commonwealth Workers’ Compensation Cases of 2019. This was a legal continuing education seminar, endorsed and accredited through the Philadelphia Bar Association. Eric provided the case perspectives from an injured worker’s lawyer position. The event was well attended, including other claimant attorneys, defense lawyers and most of the sitting Philadelphia hearing office’s Judges. Five cases were detailed, discussed and analyzed. There was tremendous involvement from the audience and the presentation was met with
On Thursday night September 12, 2019 Pearson Koutcher Law partners, Eric Pearson and Jon Koutcher, held a “town hall” style meeting for IBEW Local 614 to discuss work-related hearing loss claims and asbestos exposure, mesothelioma and lung cancer. IBEW Local 614 consists of members employed by Exelon / PECO Energy, Veolia Energy, and Penske. Jon began the event by informing the membership, both current employees as well as retirees, of their rights to receive benefits for occupational hearing loss from being exposed to high levels of noise at work. Jon explained how the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation laws provide money damages

September 26, 2019

Kids Chance of Pennsylvania

Pearson Koutcher Law donates two baskets to Kids Chance, a charity which awards scholarship grants for college and vocational education to children of Pennsylvania injured workers who were killed or catastrophically injured in a work related accident. The baskets are a part of a silent auction being held September 26th and 27th 2019 at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Fall Meeting. Eric Pearson and Jon Koutcher are proud to help give kids the chance they deserve to get a good education. Call Pearson Koutcher Law to Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Let us put our decades of
What are your Workers’ Comp benefits for hearing loss claims and asbestos, mesothelioma and lung cancer On Thursday night September 12, 2019 Pearson Koutcher Law partners Eric Pearson and Jon Koutcher were honored when they were invited to hold a “town hall meeting” by IBEW Local 614 to discuss hearing loss claims and asbestos, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Jon began the event by informing the Peco employee union members, both current and retirees, of their rights to receive benefits for occupational hearing loss from being exposed to high levels of noise at work. Jon explained how the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation
Pearson Koutcher Law congratulates managing partner, Eric Pearson, on being elected to serve as a council member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA’s) Workers’ Compensation Law Section. As one of PBA’s most active sections, Eric looks forward to serving in this position.Eric’s yearly term began at the close of the PBA House of Delegate’s meeting on May 17, 2019. As a council member, Eric will play an integral part in bringing together for an interchange of ideas, for an awareness of legislative change and appellate court interpretation and for mutual advantage, those members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association who are
Listen to Pearson Koutcher Law’s William S. Ward introduce his new blog series, Will’s World of Workers’ Comp. Visit our blog the second Thursday of every month to hear Will discuss important Workers’ Comp topics that could help you if you are hurt at work! If you have a question about Workers’ Comp, what you hear during his video, or you feel you may have suffered a work injury, email Will at [email protected] or call him at 215-627-0700 and he or any attorney at Pearson Koutcher would be happy to help you. Call Pearson Koutcher Law to Discuss Your

July 10, 2019

Shadow Economy

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Pearson Koutcher Law’s Mindy Levin participated in the 2019 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judges’ Retreat in Hershey, PA as a representative Claimant’s attorney on a panel moderated by the Honorable Sandra Craig discussing the shadow economy. The shadow economy is work activity or economic activity that is done with a goal of avoiding paying taxes by the worker or the “employer,” or avoid other laws concerning wages, hours allowed to work, job safety, etc. Such workers may be wrongly labeled by their employers as “independent contractors” to avoid the employers’ legal obligations to employees. Typical jobs in
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, as determined by the Department of Labor & Industry, based upon the Statewide Average Weekly Wage, the maximum compensation will be $1,049.00 per week for injuries that occur on or after January 1, 2019. To calculate the update to payments for medical treatment administered on or after January 1, 2019, the percentage of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage will increase by 2.3 percent. Call Pearson Koutcher Law to Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Let us put our decades of experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’
Pearson Koutcher Law is pleased to announce its selection for inclusion in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firms” for representing injured workers in Workers’ Compensation Law. See the press release here. “Best Law Firms” is a national group and the submission process requires that a law firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers, a list comprised of the top 5% of private practicing attorneys in the United States. Congratulations founding partners Eric Pearson and Jon
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