In an article posted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette www.post-gazette.com, thousands of injured workers statewide could receive more benefits after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a key part of the workers’ compensation law.
NO MORE IMPAIRMENT RATING EVALUATIONS.
The court’s decision eliminated the practice of using the American Medical Association guidelines to place a cap on benefits paid out to severely injured workers.
According to the guidelines, if a worker fell under a 50 percent threshold, insurance companies could reduce payments to reflect a partial injury and cap benefits at 500 weeks, or nearly 10 years.
Rhett P. Cherkin, a partner of Caroselli Beachler & Coleman said, very few physicians return a greater than 50 percent rating according to the AMA guidelines.
Caroselli Beachler & Coleman is contacting its workers’ compensation clients who are affected by this very significant Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling.
Since 1972 our law firm has represented injured people and their families with workers’ compensation claims, and also in accident, injury and death claims. Please feel free to contact our office for a free evaluation of your workers’ compensation case.
On behalf of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. posted in Firm News on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.