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One frequently litigated part of PA workers’ compensation law is whether an injured worker is within the “scope and course” of his or her employment at the time of the injury.  Often, this question is dealing with a situation where
Continue Reading PA Workers’ Compensation Cases Involving Injury Before or After Work Are Fact-Specific

Most employees in PA are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.  This is a topic that has been mentioned previously in this blog.  However, that thought begs the question – who is actually an “employee”?  This can be
Continue Reading When is an “Employee” an “Employee” for PA Workers’ Compensation Purposes?

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced that The Honorable Ashley Drinkwine will be a new Workers Compensation Judge (WCJ) assigned to the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office.  Judge Drinkwine will be taking the place of Judge Scott Olin,
Continue Reading New Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judge Announced For Philadelphia Hearing Office

As happens every year around this time, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has released the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) for the coming year.  For 2021, the SAWW is $1,130.00, an increase over the $1,081.00 of 2020.  The SAWW
Continue Reading Maximum Workers’ Compensation Rate for Pennsylvania Raised to $1,130.00 for 2021

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation rarely announces the coming or going of Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJs).  Recently, the Bureau veered from its normal procedure and announced the following release:
“The Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication is pleased to announce
Continue Reading Two New PA Workers’ Compensation Judges Appointed to the Bench, Two Retiring