Workers' Compensation Defendants Severely Impaired by Recent Commonwealth Court Decision



Lee S. Fiederer

LEE S. FIEDERER focuses his practice on the defense of workers’ compensation disputes. He represents national, regional and local insurance carriers, as well as self-insured employers, large deductibles, captives, pooled insureds and third-party administrators and brokers. His clients span across industries, including health care, security and power companies, as well as placement agencies. As a former in-house counsel for a national insurance company, Mr. Fiederer truly understands his clients’ issues and business...

The Pennsylvania State Police are not the only ones tightening the definition of "impairment”. The Commonwealth Court also is attempting to walk a fine line when it comes to defining impairment. As a result, the ability of workers’ compensation defendants to limit the length of time wage loss benefits can be received by claimants just got more oppressive...

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