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Jun 22, 2017

Impairment Rating Evaluations Declared Unconstitutional

Over 20 years after Section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted, employers will no longer be able to limit partial disability benefits to 500 weeks based on an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE).  On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its opinion in Protz v. W.C.A.B. (Derry Area School District), holding that Section 306(a.2) of the Act, which establishes the procedure to modify an injured worker’s benefits from total to partial disability by way of an IRE, is unconstitutional. » Read More

Sep 21, 2015

Use of Sixth Edition of the Ama Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to Determine Impairment Rating under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act Declared Unconstitutional

Under Section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, an employer may request an employee to submit to an Impairment Rating Evaluation (“IRE”). The Act provides that the degree of impairment shall be determined “pursuant to the most recent edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.» Read More

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