Attorney Vince Quatrini was pleased to present at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") course entitled "Interplay of Workers' Compensation and 3rd Party Cases." Vince serves as a 15x co-author of the biennial Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure manual produced by the PBI, and, as such, is considered an expert in all the ever-changing facets of Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania. The 3-part presentation served to educate fellow Workers' Compensation attorneys from western and central Pennsylvania. Vince also presented in a similar seminar held in Philadelphia mid-November
If you were ever hurt or injured, your natural response may be to seek out help from an attorney. You might consider the circumstances related to the injury when deciding who to contact. For example, if you were in a car accident, you would seek out the help of a Personal Injury attorney. If you were injured at work, you would contact a Worker's Compensation attorney. What you might not realize is that the circumstances surrounding your injuries might require the work of multiple attorneys from several different practice areas. These attorneys should work together to fully compensate you for your injuries.
It is an unfortunate fact that many injured workers are unable to return to the job they were performing at the time they were injured. The thought of never being able to return to the work you have done for most of your life can be frightening and depressing. However, there is a federally funded program that is designed to help individuals find work within their work-related restrictions.
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor and Industry has released The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation and Workplace Safety 2013 Annual Report, a document that intended to demonstrate "the workers' compensation program's commitment to workplace safety, superior customer service, innovation and excellence in carrying out the provisions of The Workers' Compensation Act."