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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- Honors: Graduated cum laude
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- One Way to Help Injured Workers is to Prevent Work Injuries
18 December 2018
- Maximum Rate for PA Workers’ Compensation Set for 2019
14 December 2018
- Brilliant & Neiman LLC Workers’ Compensation Site Updated for IRE Changes
11 December 2018
- PA Workers’ Compensation Judges Shuffling
27 November 2018
- Last Free Workers’ Compensation Seminar – November 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
5 November 2018
- Act 111 Brings Back IRE to PA Workers’ Compensation
1 November 2018
- Injured Worker in PA Can Choose Own Doctors
16 October 2018
- Next Free Seminar is October 24th at 7:00 pm – The PA Workers’ Compensation Process
28 September 2018
- Injured Worker in PA Can Reinstate From IRE; Testimony Required
24 August 2018
- Q. I injured my dominant shoulder on the job. Do I have to accept literally cleaning bathrooms, break room, fridges.
- A: Generally speaking, as long as a job is within your physical capabilities, and you are qualified to perform the necessary tasks, a judge or court will not look kindly if you elect to decline a job. That said, every situation is different and you should consult with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, for advice specific to the facts of your case. Good luck!
- Q. R-shoulder labrum tear: light duty Can I be made to go against my restrictions or do a job that causes pain or a ....
- A: The short answer is NO, you should not be made to work beyond the restrictions placed upon you. The longer answer is that you should immediately contact an attorney certified as a specialist in PA workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, so you can have someone in your corner, to protect your rights. I am sorry this happened to you, but do not let yourself be a victim more than is necessary. Good luck!
- Q. What happens if your Employer doesn't report your work-related injury to the State Worker's Comp Board?
- A: As Mr. Palutis indicated, an employer is required to report a work injury to the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. This is to be done by a specific form, Employers’ Report of Injury. Failure to report the injury could lead to penalties for violating the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. Regardless, an injured worker should not wait for the employer to act. Meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law and get advice specific to the facts of your case. Good luck!
- Q. Can the insurance company schedule an IME with a dr that is I’ve 90 minutes from my home?
- A: The scheduling of an IME is basically whatever a judge would find reasonable. Often, the judges give great latitude to the insurance companies on this, but every situation is different. This would vary depending on the type of injury, where you live and where they want you seen. Talk to an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board. Good luck!
- Q. Can FMLA leave be combined with workers' compensation?
- A: I agree with Mr. Belt. Workers’ compensation and FMLA accomplish different goals and can be taken together. Workers’ compensation provides wage loss and medical benefits, but does not protect your job. On the other hand, FMLA does not give any monetary or medical benefits, but does provide job protection.
- Q. How do I decide if I need to file a workers' compensation or a personal injury claim for my work injury?
- A: I would urge you to meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board. The attorney will help figure out where and how to proceed. That is one of the benefits to having an attorney represent you! Peace of mind.
- Q. I broke my wrist shelving boxes at my employer's warehouse. When I went to HR to ask how to file workers' comp paperwork
- A: No, this is illegal. In fact, your employer’s failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance in PA is a crime. You need to immediately get an attorney, preferably one certified as a specialist in workers compensation law. There are now very short time frames for filing claims when no insurance is available. Do not wait!
- Q. I work for a small company of under 20 people. Is my employer required to offer workers' compensation?
- A: There is no minimum number of employees to require an employer to have workers' compensation coverage in PA. Even if an employer has a single employee, the employer, by law, must have PA workers' compensation insurance. Failure to carry workers' compensation insurance in PA is a crime and can lead to a fine and/or imprisonment.
- Q. Can part time employees get workers comp?
- A: I agree with my colleagues - while the number of hours an injured worker works a week would have an impact on the amount of wage loss benefits the injured worker would receive, there is no minimum earnings required to be eligible for workers' comp benefits (similarly to there being no minimum time an employee has been on the job to be eligible for workers' comp benefits). Good luck!