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April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

VIDEO: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Health Workers' Compensation Claims Arising During COVID-19

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April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Decision Highlights the Necessity of Addressing a Changing Injury Description During Termination Petition Litigation

Workers' Compensation

Articles & Blogs
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

Updated Guidelines For In-Person Civil Jury Trials In The First Judicial District Of Pennsylvania

Articles & Blogs
March 25, 2021
March 26, 2021

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Health Workers' Compensation Claims Arising During COVID-19

Articles & Blogs
March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021

Suspension of Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Incarceration Cannot Occur Until “After” A Conviction

Articles & Blogs
March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021

Positive Employer Work Order Versus Positive Employee COVID-19 Test

Workers' Compensation

News
March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021

Chartwell Law's Megan Dougherty Presents at Philadelphia Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Webcast

News
February 12, 2021
March 12, 2021

Chartwell Law Tops the List of Active Firms as Retail Litigation Jumps: Here's What's Happening in Pa. Litigation

Articles & Blogs
February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

Pennsylvania Retailers and COVID-19 Protocols

Articles & Blogs
January 28, 2021
January 29, 2021

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Dismisses Pennsylvania Restaurant’s Proposed Class Action Seeking Coverage For Losses Stemming From COVID-19

Articles & Blogs
January 27, 2021
January 28, 2021

Skating Through Snow and Ice Mishaps - A Primer in Pennsylvania’s Premises Liability Law

Articles & Blogs
January 25, 2021
January 25, 2021

Delays in First-Class Mail Causing Problems in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Payments

Articles & Blogs
January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021

Are We One Step Closer To Realistic Prices For Drugs In Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Claims?

Articles & Blogs
January 14, 2021
January 15, 2021

Is An Adverse Reaction To An Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccine Compensable Under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act?

Articles & Blogs
January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

New Precedent Set By the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on the Medical Marijuana Act

Articles & Blogs
January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021

Calculating the 120-Day Work Injury Notice

Articles & Blogs
January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021

Recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Medical Cost Containment in Workers’ Compensation

Articles & Blogs
December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020

How Are COVID-19 Related Delays in Medical Treatment Handled Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act?

Event
January 21, 2021
December 22, 2020

Webinar: A General Overview of How Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Works

Approved for 1 Adjuster PA CEU

Articles & Blogs
December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

Video: The Dangers of Untimely Filings – What Employers Need to Know

Articles & Blogs
December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

2021 PA Workers’ Compensation Average Weekly Wage / Medical Fee Reimbursement Increases Announced

Articles & Blogs
December 4, 2020
December 8, 2020

Video: Dealing with The CARES Act and the Current Status of Offsets in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

Articles & Blogs
November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020

Employers Take Heed: Unreasonable Contest Counsel Fees Awarded For Untimely Filing of a Medical-Only Notice of Compensation Payable

Articles & Blogs
October 14, 2020
October 22, 2020

Video: Navigating Uncertain Waters Handling Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Cases During a Pandemic

Articles & Blogs
October 9, 2020

The Future of COVID-19 Litigation in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

Articles & Blogs
September 18, 2020

Pennsylvania Courts Maintain Protections for Defendants in Fee Agreements

Articles & Blogs
August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020

Employers May Face Liability on Outstanding Medical Bills Even After a Compromise and Release Agreement

Pennsylvania

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July 24, 2020
July 27, 2020

The Mask Question is Not a Question Anymore for Pennsylvania Businesses

Articles & Blogs
June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

Attorney Fees in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases Now Allowed

News
June 3, 2020
June 3, 2020

Chartwell Law Attorneys Named to 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Pennsylvania

Articles & Blogs
May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020

Pending PA Senate Bill 1127 Takes a New Approach to Business Interruption Coverage Claims But Provides a Basis for Insurers to Deny Coverage

Pennsylvania

Articles & Blogs
May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

Boilerplate RORs Are Insufficient to Disclaim Coverage

An insurer’s reservation of rights letter must provide the insured both timely and specific notice of the basis for the reservation of rights.

Articles & Blogs
May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020

VIDEO: Update on Third Party Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements in Pennsylvania

Articles & Blogs
April 24, 2020
April 27, 2020

VIDEO: Work Related Injuries... From Home

Articles & Blogs
April 22, 2020
April 23, 2020

Pennsylvania Senate Proposes Legislation That Would Leave Insurers Little to No Basis to Deny Coverage

Senate Bill 1114, the “COVID-19 Insurance Relief Act,” was introduced to the Banking and Insurance Committee on April 15, 2020.

Articles & Blogs
April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020

Multidistrict Request Could Bring Flood of Federal Insurance Coverage Cases to Eastern District of PA

Articles & Blogs
April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020

COVID-19 – Pennsylvania Decision May Have Harsh Unintended Consequences for Insurance Industry

The PA Supreme Court has ruled COVID-19 qualifies as a natural disaster.

Articles & Blogs
April 9, 2020
April 27, 2020

VIDEO: What to Cover When Interviewing a PA Employee with a Covid-19 Diagnosis

A discussion on how a Pennsylvania employer might respond to a report from an employee with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis who believes it may be work-related

Articles & Blogs
April 8, 2020
April 14, 2020

Proposed Pennsylvania Bill Would Require Coverage For Business Interruption Losses From COVID-19--Is it Constitutional? Does it Create More Issues Than it Solves?

Pennsylvania has joined five other states in introducing legislation to force insurers to pay for COVID-19-related business interruption losses.

News
April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020

Chartwell Law Names 2020 New Partners

Chartwell Law named Jennifer C. Brennan and Jonathan P. Spadea as partners effective March 30, 2020.

News
April 1, 2020
April 13, 2021

Chartwell Law’s Philadelphia Office Adds Three Attorneys

Chartwell Law announces the addition of Kristy M. Castagna, Patrick J. Santone, and Derek J. Mayhugh.

Articles & Blogs
March 26, 2020
June 15, 2020

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

Notes from a conference call with Joseph DeRita, Director of Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Articles & Blogs
March 25, 2020
March 26, 2020

New Procedures for Handling Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Hearings in Light of COVID-19

Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation system continues to struggle with how to move matters along, considering that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has rendered live hearings impossible

Articles & Blogs
March 18, 2020
April 21, 2020

Assessing the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim

Recent media reports have raised concerns and… some confusion.

Articles & Blogs
March 19, 2020
March 26, 2020

Department of Labor and Industry Advises Employers How to Handle Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

On March 16, 2020 the DOL issued a press release stating PA workers affected by the novel coronavirus may be eligible for UC and WC benefits.

Event
February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020

Barak Kassutto Will Be Panelist at Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Program

The New Rules for Fee Reviews, Utilization Reviews, and C&Rs

Articles & Blogs
January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020

A Professional Football Player May Not Be a Seasonal Employee For Purposes of Calculating An Average Weekly Wage

Pennsylvania

Articles & Blogs
January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020

Pennsylvania Course and Scope: A Follow-Up to the Warning Against the Geography Rule

Pennsylvania

Articles & Blogs
January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020

Causally Related Denial of Medical Bills May Not Be An Option In Pennsylvania

A new PA Commonwealth Court ruling doing so is not enought o avoid payment responsibility.

Articles & Blogs
January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

Did the PA Utilization Review Process Just Expand?

New Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Opinion Changes the Rules for Utilization Review