Cash Benefits for Amputation and Permanent Loss Injuries on the Job

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the payment of cash benefits to an injured work who loses (amputation) or suffers permanent loss of use of certain members of the body.  The payments are made at a scheduled number of weeks set by the Pennsylvania Legislature.  77 P.S. § 513(1), et seq.  These payments are […]

Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage in the Employment Context

A recent opinion issued by Judge Ramy I. Djerassi of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas could paves way for injured workers to obtain underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits in the third party context. In Bielac v. American International Group, Inc., 2016 WL 7157620 (C.P. Phila. Dec. 2016), Plaintiff, John Bielac, an employee of Verizon, was […]

Stacking Uninsured/Underinsured Insurance Coverage

The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (“PMVFRL”) mandates insurance companies offer stacking to their insureds. When an individual has more than one vehicle on an insurance policy and stacking is selected, the limits per vehicle are added together. Suppose a mother and father, Pat and Cathy, have a motor vehicle insurance policy insuring their […]