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Pennsylvania: Protz Should Not Be Applied in "Fully Retroactive" Manner
Posted on 27 Jun 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District) , 639 Pa. 645, 161 A.3d 827 (Pa. 2017)](" Protz II ), should be utilized in all cases still pending at the time it was... Read More

Pennsylvania: High Court Continues Broad Definition of Employer’s “Premises”
Posted on 19 Dec 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania continued to define an employer’s “premises” broadly, indicating the term must be understood to include any area that is integral to an employer’s business operations, including reasonable means... Read More

Pennsylvania: Suit by Borrowed Employee Against Borrowing Employer Barred
Posted on 20 Nov 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Pennsylvania appellate court affirmed a trial court’s decision granting summary judgment to the defendant corporation on the basis of the state’s application of the so-called “borrowed employee” doctrine since the plaintiff had... Read More

Pennsylvania: “Protz Fix” Passes Constitutional Muster
Posted on 24 Oct 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Pennsylvania’s “ Protz Fix,” which amended the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act so as to require a physician’s use of the Sixth Edition of the AMA Guides to determine the respective level of impairment for an injured... Read More

Pennsylvania: Truck Driver’s State of Residence is Insufficient to Establish Jurisdiction Following Extraterritorial Injury
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania appellate court held that a truck driver was not entitled to benefits in Pennsylvania for an extraterritorial injury because his employment was not principally localized in Pennsylvania where the driver and the employer entered into an... Read More