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EDI Notice

PLEASE NOTE:  The below warning now appears on WCAIS: Final decisions rendered (including C & Rs), signed agreements, and LIBC-751s must have an EDI transaction to reflect the acceptance, modification, suspension, or closure of the claim in WCAIS. This is nothing...

When is employment truly concurrent?

The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines ”concurrent” as: operating or occurring at the same time. “Not necessarily so!” says the Commonwealth Court. The definition is not to be strictly applied when defining employment under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act....

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE RE: HOUSE BILL 930

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed legislation that will significantly increase workers’ compensation costs in Pennsylvania.  House Bill 930 seeks to amend the provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act addressing disfigurement...

COVID-19 AND THE WORKPLACE

According to statistics published by the PA Department of Labor & Industry, 14,013 new workers’ compensation claims were filed alleging to exposure to the COVID-19 virus during 2020.  As of this writing, 7,284 such claims have been filed this year. Like any claim...