Worker’s Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the case of a craft store manager from Honey Brook, PA

Worker’s Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the case of a craft store manager from Honey Brook, Chester County for $92,500.00 – representing over four years of future wage loss benefits.

The claimant was first injured in 2011, returned to work and was injured again in 2012. The employer changed insurance companies in between the injuries, requiring attorney Schmidt fight two separate claims. There were multiple rounds of litigation, from the Workers’ Compensation Judge to the Appeal Board and up to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania TWICE. Certified Work Injury Specialist* Schmidt won, resulting in payment of several years’ worth of back due wage loss and medical benefits.

The low back injury involved multiple herniated discs and radiculopathy from nerve damage. The insurance companies denied payment of medical bills during the litigation, delaying the injured worker’s ability to undergo surgery, which was ultimately ordered to be paid. Meanwhile, the employer’s insurance company sent claimant to several Independent (Defense) Medical Exams, with each highly paid defense doctor denying there was any injury. Aggressive cross-examination by attorney Schmidt resulted in the Judge rejecting the opinions of the defendant’s experts, and finding in favor of the claimant.

It was during the FIFTH round of litigation that the insurance company finally realized attorney Schmidt would not settle the case for less than the full, fair value – accepting the full demand presented two years earlier (all while the claimant was receiving the benefits ordered an earlier round of battle).

If you have suffered a work related injury, you need – and deserve – a lawyer who will fight for you, and all of the benefits you are entitled to by law. Short-cuts and quick attorney fees are NOT the Schmidt, Kirifides and Rassias way. We fight for YOU. Every client is a person, not just a file. You will not be treated like a Small Fish in a Big Pond. We provide personal, understanding and compassionate representation. For a free, no obligation consultation, call us at 610-892-9300 or online at www.SKR.Legal (or www.PAhurtatWork.com).

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.

Certified Workers’ Injury Specialist attorney Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim of a 66 year old tire warehouse worker from Lancaster for $110,000 PLUS funding for future medical treatment.

It is usually an insurance carrier’s tactic to “wear down” the injured worker – but this time Attorney Schmidt wore down the insurance company – resulting in their acceptance of his FULL DEMAND!

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.

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.

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