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A new Frequently Asked Question has been, "I have the Coronavirus, can I get workers' compensation benefits?" The answer is that, yes, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits depending on the facts. This can be whether you have contracted COVID-19 through work, or whether you have lost a modified duty job through an employer closing or layoff. Email or call us to discuss the specifics of your case in regard to the Coronavirus or any other work injury.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Judge Named Judge Manager for Southeastern PA

In the Summer 2010 issue of News & Notes, published by the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) Joseph Hagan was named to be Judge Manager for the Southeastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Hagan has been a WCJ in this district, working from the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office, since 1988. The Southeastern District covers the Northeast Philadelphia, Center City Philadelphia and Upper Darby Workers’ Compensation Hearing Offices.

WCJ Karen Wertheimer remains Judge Manager for the Eastern District of PA. This includes the Allentown, Bristol, Lancaster, Malvern, Northampton and Reading Workers’ Comp Hearing Offices. Interestingly, this District also has two “informal” or “unlisted” locations – an injured worker who resides in Quakertown, Doylestown or other parts of the Central/Upper Bucks County will have hearings held in the Doylestown Courthouse, while an injured worker who lives in the eastern portion of Montgomery County will have hearings held in Dresher.

The Central District of PA, encompassing Harrisburg, Hazleton, Pottsville, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport, is headed by Judge Manager Susan Caravaggio, and the Western District is led by Judge Manager David Cicola.