Workers’ Comp In-Cites
Welcome to the latest edition of Schaff & Young's Workers' Comp In-Cites. Designed to provide our clients with practical insight, Workers' Comp In-Cites outlines recent developments in Pennsylvania workers' compensation law and explains how those decisions impact our clients and their cases. Barbara Young, Michael Schaff and the other attorneys at Schaff & Young, P.C. are always available to discuss these cases – or any other questions or concerns you might have. Just give us a call at (215) 988-0090 or send an email to info@schaffyoung.com. We look forward to hearing from you.


WCJ Should Not Dismiss Claim Petitions Unless There is Prejudice

In Northtec, LLC v. WCAB (Skaria), the Commonwealth Court ruled that a Workers’ Compensation Judge should not dismiss a Claim Petition with prejudice when the circumstances are outside the Claimant’s control. In this case, Claimant did not take a medical expert deposition because the expert believed that Claimant needed to undergo an invasive procedure to refine his causal opinions.


October 2016 Edition
Volume X
Number 8
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Rebuttable Presumptions Apply to Occupational Disease Claims

Under Section 108(r) of the Occupational Disease Act, there is rebuttable presumption for firefighters who suffer from cancer caused by a direct exposure to a Group 1 carcinogen to which he was exposed in the workplace. So ruled the Commonwealth Court in Hutz v. WCAB (City of Philadelphia).