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So far, Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., has donated $30,000 and continues to sponsor and fund the “Trusted Answers • Peace of Mind Scholarship” to benefit Kids’ Chance, a college scholarship program to provide financial support for children of Pennsylvania workers who have been seriously or fatally injured in a work…

In Pa Workers’ Compensation, any case can be resolved by an agreement between the injured worker and their employer/Insurance carrier by a Compromise and Release (C&R) Agreement. The parties can agree to resolve the matter in whole for both wage loss and medical benefits or just a part of the…

In PA Workers’ Compensation, any case can be resolved by an agreement between the injured worker and their employer/Insurance carrier by a Compromise and Release (C&R) Agreement. The parties can agree to resolve the matter in whole for both wage loss and medical benefits or just a part of the…

The Notice of Compensation Payable (the “NCP”) is the single most important document is the entire Pennsylvania (PA) Workers’ Compensation system because: No claim is officially recognized, absent a Judge’s decision, unless and until an NCP is issued. An injured worker could have a WC Claim number and the workers’…

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…