Year: 2015

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a common disorder which occurs due to cumulative trauma and is most prevalent in women. The disorder occurs when the tendons around the base of thumb become irritated or constricted. Any activities that result in forceful repetitive sustained thumb abduction can cause this disorder to develop….

No. Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law requires you to attend an Independent Medical Examination ( actual name: employers or defense medical examination) if requested at a “reasonable time and place.” The “rule of thumb” is once every six months and not more than 45 minute drive but this is up to each…

Dear Kids Chance and Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., Trusted Answers, Peace of Mind Scholarship, My name is Brittany and I am a senior at Penn State Altoona. I have been applying for this scholarship since my first year of college and have been lucky enough to have been granted another…

All litigated Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases require mediation unless it is futile. The term futile can be interpreted in different ways by different Pennsylvania workers’ compensation judges. Some judges force all cases to go to mediation while other judges require mediation only if it has a chance of reaching a…

Injured worker XD was employed by Comcast Corporation for over 20 years as a maintenance technician in Pennsylvania. This position required the injured worker to utilize ladders, bucket trucks or pole steps, along with heavy lifting, consistent standing, putting weight on his knees, and kneeling. Due to the repetitive nature…

Great News: Recent Changes Mean Workers’ Compensation Wage Loss Benefits No Longer Count As Income For Medicaid Medicaid is a public health insurance program provided by the state for individuals who meet certain income, resource and eligibility requirements. Specifically, an individual must be a resident of Pennsylvania, have qualified immigration…