Archive for the Workers’ Compensation Category

House Committee on Urban Affairs Considers Proposed Bill Which Would Give Cab Drivers Workers’ Compensation Protections

Cab drivers throughout the United States have long faced a problem when it comes to getting injured or worse, while on the job; they are generally not afforded workers’ compensation benefits as they are deemed independent contractors. A proposed Bill, under consideration by the State House Committee on Urban Affairs, may make Philadelphia one of […]

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Supreme Court reverses its own notable workers’ comp ruling on termination petitions

On April 18, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in Lewis v. WCAB, reversed its own landmark 1997 ruling in King v. WCAB that had caused problems for claimants when it came to termination petitions, calling the older ruling an “anomaly in our workers’ compensation law.” The Court reaffirmed the principle that “in order to modify […]

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Wheelchair Home Modification

Workers’ Compensation Judge rules that the employer/insurance company is required to pay for not only modifications to the claimant’s home to accommodate for wheelchair usage but also for the repairs necessitated by the substandard construction of previous modifications.

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