Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Anna V. Rio won the case of a young woman with special needs from Woodlyn, Delaware County who worked to assist other individuals with special needs.

The claimant injured her neck, left shoulder and left arm while assisting another adult with special needs off of a van. Although the employer’s insurance company agreed that claimant suffered an injury to her left shoulder, they denied that she injured her neck and had nerve damage. Additionally, the insurance company was paying claimant an improper weekly benefit rate, which resulted in a substantial underpayment to claimant. Following litigation of the claim petition the Judge ruled in claimant’s favor. The Judge concluded that claimant’s injuries included nerve damage and injuries to her neck and left shoulder. Further, the Judge concluded that claimant should have been paid compensation at a higher rate and ordered the correction along with the underpayment and interest due to claimant.

About six months after the Judge’s Decision, the parties entered into settlement negotiations and the claim was settled for over three more years of total disability compensation benefits and payment of claimant’s medical bills.

If you have been injured at work, you need, and deserve a lawyer who will fight for all of the benefits the law allows. At Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, we treat every client like a person – not just a file. You will never feel like a Small Fish in a Big Pond. EVERY one of our work injury lawyers is a CERTIFIED SPECIALIST, and each has more than 25 years of experience handling exclusively workers compensation claims. We work hand-in-hand with our personal injury staff where there may be a separate negligence claim ensuring we maximize ALL benefits available for you. For a FREE, no obligation consultation, call us at 610-892-9300 or online at WWW.PAHURTATWORK.COM (or WWW.SKR.Legal).

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Mark R. Schmidt resolved the claim of a 29 year old cable technician

The injured worker was disabled for approximately 1 month, and had undergone a brief course of physical therapy. The insurance company denied his claim, alleging he did not suffer any injuries.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issues a decision on a “Question of First Impression

The Court addressed an issue of First Impression more than 100 years after the Workers’ Compensation Act became law demonstrates the need to be represented by an attorney who focuses their practice on this unique and highly specialized field of law.

Motor vehicle passenger suffered neck injuries $57,500 settlement

Personal Injury attorney George Rassias settled the claim of a passenger injured in a car accident for $57,000.00

What is Workers Compensation Subrogation Statutory Construction Act?

In 2018 – after 100+ years of case law interpreting the Workers’ Compensation Act, and more than three decades after the detailed analysis in Rollins, The Supreme Court re-defined the proper method to apply subrogation against future compensation benefits, in Whitmoyer v. WCAB (Mountain Country Meats), 186 A.3d 947 (Pa. 2018).

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim of a Hospital Pharmacy Technician from Clifton Heights, Delaware County for $85,000

After all litigation of the Claim and Penalty Petition was complete, and the parties were awaiting the decision of the Judge, the insurance company agreed to attorney Schmidt’s settlement demand, which covered all back due wage loss, payment of all medical bills, and almost two years of future benefits.

Analysis Of House Bill 1234 Of 2019

HB 1234 of 2019 Amends Section 301(c) of the Workers Compensation Act, extending the deadline to file a claim for medical conditions with a latency period exceeding 300 weeks.