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Workers' Compensation


In The Legal's Workers' Compensation supplement, found out about liability and the remote employee, workers' compensation and the professional athlete and how legalized marijuana affects the workplace.

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Workers’ Compensation Liability and the Remote Employee

Historically, employees either drove or commuted into work five days a week. As the digital age has advanced, remote work has become a standard practice for many companies in various types of industries.

Suicide Squeeze—An Overview of Pa. Workers' Comp and the Pro Athlete

The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act (the act) is a complex piece of legislation compared to general law and has become somewhat of a niche practice. Compensation claims made by professional athletes are covered under the act but the litigation of those claims is far from mundane.

How the Legalization of Marijuana Affects the Employer-Injured Worker Dynamic

Is there overlap between Pennsylvania’s 2-year-old Medical Marijuana Act and the much much older Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act? You bet there is. Just look at the list of qualifying medical conditions for which a Pennsylvania resident may obtain medical marijuana.

Assessing a Wrongful Termination in the Background of a Workers’ Comp Claim

In the aftermath of a contentious allegation of a work-related injury, the relationship between an employer and injured worker, in many instances, inevitably deteriorates during the course of litigation.

The Legal and Financial Ramifications of Uninsured Status in Workers’ Comp Claims

Hiring independent contractors is a growing practice for many businesses, allowing them to take on work larger in scope without all of the associated costs involved in hiring full-time employees—including the expense of workers’ compensation insurance.

Pursuing Unreasonable Contest Attorney Fees in Workers’ Compensation Cases

In 1972, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was amended to include language mandating that attorney fees be awarded as a cost to the employer unless the employer established that it had a reasonable basis to contest the claim.

Constitutionality of the Statutory Imposed Maximum Compensation Rate

The Workers’ Compensation Act provides protections and remedies for workers injured in the course and scope of their employment. Due to the humanitarian purposes of the act, the courts have held that the act is remedial in nature and must be liberally construed in light most favorable to injured workers in order to effectuate its humanitarian objective.