February 11, 2021 by editor

BEST PRACTICES:  ANALYSIS OF PENNSYLVANIA’S TNCP By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire So, in the midst of all this compensation claims chaos, you have to ask yourself:  do I feel lucky? Of course, Dirty Harry, played by Clint Eastwood in the 1971 crime avenger epic, possessed sufficient firepower to answer that question with a big bang…. Read more »

Refresh Yourself: The Personal Comfort Doctrine in Workers’ Compensation

February 11, 2021 by editor

By: Kevin L. Connors, Esquire I.          INTRODUCTION: Universal throughout workers’ compensation statutes, the personal comfort doctrine is a real, and sometimes amusingly interesting, result-oriented principle ubiquitous in workers’ compensation decisions and rulings, at times testing the boundaries of compensability, as employees attending to personal needs, for comfort or sustenance, to include work-time breaks for eating,… Read more »

By: Kevin L. Connors, Esquire Pennsylvania 2021 Statewide Average Weekly Wage Rates

January 21, 2021 by editor

Effective January 1, 2021, Pennsylvania has raised the statewide average weekly wage maximum to $1,130.00, with per annum exposure of $58,760.00. The medium tier for 2021 will be two-thirds of any wage between $1,695.00 and $847.51, resulting in potential exposure between $58,754.12 (high) and $29,381.82 (low). The lower tier for the average weekly wage will… Read more »