Pennsylvania Workers Comp Petition Primer

This article is a Pennsylvania Workers Comp petition primer. There are many different petitions that can be filed in the course of a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case. This article discusses the common petitions filed. It is not an exhaustive list, because there are petitions that can be filed for other reasons but are much more infrequent. Common petitions filed by the injured worker: Claim Petition. Claim Petitions are petitions filed by an injured worker when the insurance carrier denies the…

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What Does Supersedeas Mean in Pennsylvania Workers Comp?

In Pennsylvania Workers Compensation, a legal term that is thrown around at times is “Supersedeas”.  My clients also see the term Supersedeas on a hearing notice.  What exactly does Supersedeas mean? Superseadeas requests happen when an injured worker is receiving wage loss and medical benefits.  Your employer and insurance carrier are not going to just keep paying you indefinitely.  They will eventually send you for an Independent Medical Examination (You can read more about an IME exam here).  Based on…

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In Pennsylvania, Workers Comp litigation can continue past decision

One thing that is important to know about Pennsylvania Workers Comp, is that your initial litigation may not be the end of the insurance companies attempt to deny or stop your benefits.  Let's use a real client example. I have a client from Shippensburg who was injured on the job when he fell in a hole, struck his back, and injured his low back.  He came to me after being off work and receiving no wage loss benefits, meanwhile medical…

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