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March 27, 2006

Penalty Petition Pitfalls In Pennsylvania

The extensive amendments to the PA Workers’ Compensation Act contained in Act 57 of 1996 created the need for new and/or updated forms or “Bureau documents.” Since passage of the Act, the Department of Labor and Industry has promulgated a host of revised or new Bureau forms, complete with detailed, and occasionally confusing, instructions and...

February 27, 2006

“Yellow Freight” And An Untimely Answer

Yellow Freight refers to a line of cases related to the Commonwealth Court’s 1981 Decision in Yellow Freight Sys., Inc. v. WCAB (Madara), 423 A.2d 1125 (Pa. Commw. 1981) that defined the...

February 27, 2006

Workers' Compensation Deadlines

In Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law, there are important deadlines for the defense to be aware of, which apply to both claimants and employers. I’ll start with deadlines that apply to our...