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Workers’ Compensation Act’s Adoption of AMA Guides Ruled Unconstitutional

A section of the Workers’ Compensation Act requiring impairment ratings to be determined under current American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines is an unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority, a divided en banc Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court panel held in Protz v. Workers’ Comp. Appeal Bd. (Derry Area Sch. Dist.).

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:26+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Workers’ Compensation Act’s Adoption of AMA Guides Ruled Unconstitutional

Impairment Rating Evaluation not Invalidated by Subsequent Finding of Additional Work-Related Injuries

Does an impairment rating evaluation (IRE), which addresses injuries identified as compensable when the IRE was performed, become invalid if it is subsequently determined, during a claimant’s challenge to the IRE filed within the 60-day appeal period, that the claimant sustained additional work-related injuries?

By | 2015-07-27T14:38:55+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Impairment Rating Evaluation not Invalidated by Subsequent Finding of Additional Work-Related Injuries