As per the Governor's shut down we are working remotely, however rest assured that we are still working to protect your rights! Please email us at dbrilliant@bnlegal.com for Dina Brilliant and gneiman@bnlegal.com for Glenn Neiman or call us at (215) 638-7500 and leave a message as we are checking our messages.

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.

Workers’ Compensation Settlement Tough Call in PA

From our blog, and our presence in the community, we receive many questions regarding workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania. Just recently, someone sent us an e-mail asking, “Is it a good idea to settle a case?”

Like many aspects of law, there is no easy answer to this question. Settling a workers’ compensation case in PA is a complicated issue. Frequently, there are good reasons to settle a case, and good reasons to wait. Only a discussion of the injured worker’s exact situation provides an answer in each person’s case. Facts in every case are different, as are the injured workers involved.

Even once an injured worker decides that settling the workers’ comp case is the way to go, questions remain. How much is the case worth? Will the medical treatment stay open, even for a short period of time? Will a resignation or release be necessary? Is a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) needed? These and other questions must be addressed as the parties negotiate a settlement.

On our website, a page is dedicated to just discussing the aspects of workers’ compensation settlements in PA. Settlements are also mentioned on our FAQ web page.