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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.


US Air v. WCAB (Bockleman) If you get injured while working at your employer’s office, store, or warehouse, and cannot do your job, you will have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. But if you hurt yourself in a car accident on your drive to work, you will not have a right to collect benefits. What happens, though, if you sustain injuries, not in your employer’s building but nearby, and it happens before your shift starts, or after it ends? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court discussed these important issues in a decision that it released in November 2019. In this
If you injure yourself at work and start to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, your employer may offer you light-duty work. Should you accept the light-duty job offer? An example will help you decide. Suppose you are a warehouse worker, who is required to lift heavy boxes. You injure your low back while lifting a 60-pound box and are unable to do your job. You begin to receive Workers’ Comp benefits, called total disability benefits, at the weekly rate of $600.00 based on your weekly earnings of $900.00. (In Pennsylvania, Workers’ Compensation typically pays 2/3 of an injured worker’s wages, but
What is Binaural Hearing Loss? In general, hearing loss can be calculated by testing the hearing loss in one ear, or the monaural loss of hearing, or by testing the hearing loss in each ear together, otherwise referred to as a binaural loss of hearing. Can I receive workers’ compensation benefits for hearing loss? In Pennsylvania, workers who suffer hearing loss on the job are entitled to monetary and medical benefits regardless of whether their hearing loss is monaural of binaural. These Workers’ Comp benefits are available even if you are still working. This is because the PA Workers’ Compensation
Thursday, November 22, 2019. Pearson Koutcher Law partnered with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and its Subcommittee of Charitable Events and Community Service to provide a hot lunch to men in need at the 5th Annual Saint John’s Hospice Thanksgiving Lunch. As proud sponsors of this annual event since its inception, Pearson Koutcher sends two attorneys each year to serve lunch to homeless and impoverished men in Philadelphia. This year, Dave Brown and William Ward represented Pearson Koutcher alongside other attorneys from all over the area. A lunch of meatballs, pasta, vegetables and dessert was provided to 245
Hearing Loss Workers Comp – Work Injury Benefits For Hearing Loss Occupational hearing loss comes in many different shapes, forms, and sizes. There are obvious examples like an individual who operates a jack hammer each day on a construction sight or an individual who works next to a generator or turbine. Then there are less obvious examples such a fall or motor vehicle accident at work that causes hearing loss in the form of a head injury. There are even individuals who suffer a hearing loss from an explosion at work. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits for each
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
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