Knee Arthritis Not A Bar to Pennsylvania Workers Comp Benefits

Pre-existing knee arthritis is not a bar to winning Pennsylvania Workers Compensation benefits.  I inform my clients over and over again to not let pre-existing conditions, the fact they may be older workers, or the fact their employers tells them their injury is not work related, to be the determining factor of whether the pursue workers compensation benefits.  Recently, I had a client that worked long hours for a national food and beverage chain.  She slipped and fell when she…

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Harrisburg adds new Workers Comp Judge

Harrisburg's workers compensation adjudication office will add a new Judge, beginning on Monday.  Attorney Leah Lewis has been appointed a new Workers Compensation Judge. Attorney Lewis spent five years between two defense firms representing employers and insurance carrier in workers compensation defense.  Most recently, Lewis spent the past two years working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Counsel. We welcome Attorney Lewis tot he Workers Compensation bench.

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