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Glenn Neiman
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Pennsylvania
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I graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1992. Since that time, I have practiced solely in the areas of workers' compensation, social security disability, and related state and federal disability law. This was further limited to just Pennsylvania workers’ compensation matters over the last several years. In addition to Pennsylvania licensure, I am also licensed to practice in the state courts of New Jersey, and am admitted to practice in Federal District Courts in both states. On various occasions, I have been a speaker at public information seminars, as well as seminars sponsored by The Bucks County Bar Association and National Business Institute, on workers' compensation topics. I have also participated in The People's Law School curriculum, teaching a class on workers' compensation. Most recently, I was invited to join the faculty of LawLine.com, a prestigious legal education provider. I am an active member of the Bucks County, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Away from the office, I serve as President of the homeowners’ association of a 400-residence development.

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  • Workers' Compensation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Professional Experience
Education
Temple University
J.D.
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Temple University
B.B.A. / Business Law/Management
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
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17 Questions Answered

Q. Per diem
A: Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, an injured worker is not entitled to wage loss benefits for the first seven days of disability, unless the disability lasts beyond 13 days. So, the answer to your question depends on how many days you miss from work as a result of the injury.
Q. Does a permanently injured worker that needs a different job in the company responsible for finding a light duty job the
A: First, in Pennsylvania, there really is no concept of "permanent" disability. A worker remains subject to challenges to disability, or the necessity of medical treatment, as long as the worker receives the workers' compensation benefits. Second, once an injured worker proves an entitlement to workers' compensation benefits, it is the employer who must show work being available (ie: within the physical limitations of the employee). The injured worker should continue to receive benefits until it is shown that work is actually available to that worker. Hope this answers your question!
Q. In disputes of jurisdiction, is it better to appeal a denied claim or file with the conflicting state?
A: Whether you have a claim in PA does not necessarily depend on what happens in OH. There can be "concurrent jurisdiction" where you can choose which state to proceed in. The first question is whether your work injury has sufficient ties to PA to be able to bring a case there. If you were injured in PA, then you easily have jurisdiction there. If not, it depends where you entered into the work contract and where you spent your various work time. You should meet with a PA attorney certified in workers' compensation (my firm or another on this board) and see what rights you may have in PA.
Q. I've recently found out that my former manager is sharing details of my workers compensation claim to other employees.
A: While I can't tell you about your rights with regard to the sharing of information (my firm only handles PA workers' compensation cases), I can tell you about dealing with a denied claim - consult with an attorney, preferably certified in workers' compensation law. Once you give notice of your injury, you have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim petition, though why wait? As long as a doctor has you out of work as a result of the work injury, you may have a valid claim. Whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, call and schedule a consultation.
Q. I have a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum that I got on a PA construction job I was working on almost 3 years ago
A: There is not enough information here to see definitively whether you have a viable case or not, but there is certainly enough information to make clear you need to immediately make an appointment with an experienced workers' comp attorney to see what options you have. Assuming you gave notice of your injury within 120 days of the injury, and the injury took place no more than three years ago, and the doctor performing the surgery believes the surgery is related to the work injury, you probably have a viable case. But, as I say, the best thing you can do is sit down with an attorney to go over your case in much greater detail, so you can see where you stand. Feel free to contact my office (or any of the other fine attorneys on this board) for a free consultation.
Q. I have 2 work comp claims. One from 2012, and one from 2015. They were always treated as 2 separate claims..
A: The short answer is that an insurance carrier does not have the ability to decide whether a subsequent injury is a "new injury" or a "recurrence" of a previous injury. The insurance carrier can certainly issue papers, trying to shape the case one way or the other, but, ultimately, that would be an issue for a workers' compensation judge to decide. There may be a reason why your case would be better served one way or the other, so it is critical that you consult with an attorney who is certified as a specialist in PA workers' compensation law, so you can get legal advice based on the specific facts of your case. Good luck!
Q. permanet partial disability required to work and get comp that offsets previous income. my wife owns rentals and wants
A: Workers' compensation systems vary widely from State to State. If you are receiving NY workers' comp, an attorney familiar with only PA workers' comp (as you are likely to find on this board) will be unable to help you. I would suggest you actually have a consultation with a NY workers' compensation attorney, as you actually need legal advice specific to the facts of your case (not just general legal information one would find on a message board). Good luck!
Q. Is a pinky finger fusion dip joint and pip joint considered a specific loss in Workmans comp Pennsylvania
A: A specific loss occurs when there is a loss of use of a body part "for all practical intents and purposes." This can be by literal amputation or just a sufficient loss of use. Fingers can be "lost" in whole or in half. You should meet with a PA workers' compensation attorney to see the options you may have.
Q. My father died, who was a tunnel worker, from Black Lung Disease, can I file a lawsuit and if so against whom?
A: As Mr. Munsing indicated, we really cannot answer this question without more information. You really need to contact an attorney who is certified in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another on this board. An attorney would have to know more about your father's work history, like what he was exposed to, when, for how long, etc.
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