PA Governor Wolf signs into law new Workers Comp IRE provisions

Pennsylvania Workers Comp

The Pennsylvania general Assembly passed legislation that reinstates the Impairment Ratings provision of the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act.  Governor Tom Wolf signed that legislation into law.  If you recall, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upended a section of the Workers Compensation Act by striking down provisions of the Act that addressed Impairment Ratings Evaluations.  You can review that here.  The new […]

PA Commonwealth Court changes Impairment Rating Evaluations in Workers Compensation

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court invalidated Section 306 (a.2)1 of the Workers Compensation Act, as amended, finding the language to be an unlawful delegation of power to a private entity.  Let’s first take a look at the language of Section 306 (a/.2)1. (a.2) (1) When an employe has received total disability compensation pursuant to clause (a) for a period of one […]