We apologize for having such infrequent posts these past several months. Like much of society, things have slowed down since the pandemic arrived. There seem to be fewer appellate decisions coming down, and those that do seem more frequently to be unreported decisions. This makes it more difficult to find things to share with our readers.
Similarly, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication is continuing to have the parties litigate matters remotely, using either telephone or videoconferencing for hearings and depositions. Unlike family conversations, Zoom is a platform we cannot use, apparently due to security concerns. Instead, some Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJs) use WebEx and others use Teams (what was Skype for Business).
The advantages of litigating cases remotely, obviously, are vast. We eliminate the need to travel to hearings in various counties across the State (we represent clients as far west as Carlisle, Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg, as far south as Delaware County and as far north as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area). Basically, we handles cases throughout the Southeastern, Northeastern and Central parts of PA.