PA Update – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania holds that the Workers’ Compensation Act does not preclude the award of attorney fees to a claimant even if an employer establishes a reasonable basis for seeking a termination of benefits in Lorino v. Workers’ Comp. Appeal Bd. (Commonwealth), 266 A.3d 487 (Pa. 2021).
A PennDOT equipment operator suffered an injury on August 22, 2016. The employer’s workers compensation carrier, InServco, accepted liability for a low back sprain/tear and a left hip sprain/tear pursuant to two medical only notices of compensation payable. The employee did not miss any work because of his injury and did not receive indemnity benefits […]