A subpoena duces tecum is a document used to obtain information in a civil or criminal case.   Presently this type of subpoena is commonly called a “Subpoena to Produce Documents or Things for Discovery”.  A subpoena is also used in Workers’ Compensation cases for the same purpose.  In a Workers’ Compensation case, a subpoena is […]

Attorney Joseph Burke Presents Check to Luzerne County Dress for Success

Atty Joseph Burke, Executive Director of the Wilkes Barre Law & Library Association, recently presented $500 to Luzerne County Dress for Success from The Wilkes Barre Law & Library Charitable Foundation. The donation was received by Linda Armstrong, as Executive Director and Founder, and Atty Cathy O’Donnell, as acting Chairperson, of the Luzerne County Dress […]

The Workers’ Compensation Independent Medical Exam – There’s Nothing Independent About It!

Last month my workers’ compensation topic focused on treating with your own doctor after a work injury.  This month we’re going to talk about doctors again but with a different twist.  I’m talking about the “independent” medical examiner.  Who is he and what is his role in your workers’ compensation case? Section 314 of the […]

Who is Responsible for Payment of Medical Bills When Injured in an Accident?

Workers’ Compensation Claim: Should you injure yourself on the job, the Employer and its insurance company is responsible to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred for treatment rendered for your work injury(ies).  This includes payments of co-pays for medical appointments, medication(s) and travel expenses to and from medical appointments.  It is important […]

PA Legislature Considering a “Loan”

The Pennsylvania State Legislature is considering taking a “loan” from the State Workers Insurance Fund in order to “balance” the State budget. The Fund is already at a deficit. This “loan” could put injured workers at further risk in the future. Please contact your State Representative, and tell him or her this is not the […]

O’Donnell Law Office Member of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Congratulations to the O’Donnell Law Office on Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers accepting the office listing Atty Neil T. O’Donnell as a member of the Register. The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers is exclusive to AV Preeminent Attorneys–those who have achieved the Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.