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Jan 29, 2018

2018 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2018 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2018, the maximum compensation rate is $1,025.00 per week, which represents a 3% increase.

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Aug 04, 2017

Barbara Hollenbach to Speak on Paradigm Shift in Workers’ Compensation

Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will be on the faculty for the upcoming live webinar “Paradigm Shift in WC” hosted by PBI, the Continuing Legal Education Arm for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, along with Thomas C. Baumann, Esq., from Abes Baumann in Pittsburgh.  They will discuss Baumann’s involvement in Protz v.
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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