By Lisa A. Miller, Esq. THE COMMONWEALTH COURT ISSUES ITS SECOND DECISION POST-PROTZ

October 11, 2018 by editor

THE COMMONWEALTH COURT ISSUES ITS SECOND DECISION POST-PROTZ By Lisa A. Miller, Esquire     On June 6, 2018, the Commonwealth Court circulated a Decision in Whitfield v. WCAB (Tenet Health System Hahnemann LLC), Pa. Cmwlth., June 6, 2018. The Commonwealth Court has published its second Decision addressing the Supreme Court’s holding in Protz regarding… Read more »

By Kevin L. Connors, Esq. SLIPPING OVER HILLS AND RIDGES

February 27, 2018 by connorsodell

SLIPPING OVER HILLS AND RIDGES By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire A recent Superior Court Decision, issued on January 31, 2018 is an excellent exposition on the “Hills and Ridges” Doctrine, which precludes a finding of liability against property owners, in a slip and fall case, with the Doctrine being a refinement or clarification of the… Read more »

By: Jeffrey D. Snyder ~ Dennis Smith v. WCAB (SuperValu Holdings PA)

February 13, 2018 by connorsodell

In an Opinion filed January 5, 2018, close in time to its prior Opinion in the case of Valenta v. WCAB (Abington Manor Nursing Home and Rehab and Liberty Insurance Company), No. 1302 C.D. 2016, (filed December 7, 2017), addressing the issue, the burden of proof in a vocationally based case involving an Earning Capacity Assessment… Read more »

By: Jeffrey D. Snyder Valenta v. WCAB (Abington Manor Nursing Home and Rehab and Liberty Insurance Company), 1302 C.D. 2016 – Filed December 7, 2017, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

January 11, 2018 by connorsodell

Valenta v. WCAB (Abington Manor Nursing Home and Rehab and Liberty Insurance Company), 1302 C.D. 2016 – Filed December 7, 2017, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court In this case of first impression, the Commonwealth Court affirmed the Decision of a Workers’ Compensation Judge which modified benefits based on an Earning Capacity Assessment. The work injury in question… Read more »