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Worker Can't Expand Claim but Gets Fees for Attorney

Friday, March 29, 2024 | 0

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the rejection of a worker’s effort to add an elbow condition to her claim but ruled that her attorney was entitled to a fee of 20% of her medical and indemnity benefits. Patrice Williams worked as a correctional officer for the City of Philadelphia. The city accepted liability for injuries, described as a thumb strain or tear, right wrist sprain, right hand sprain and right shoulder sprain, which Williams suffered in March 2021. The city paid Williams wages instead of workers’ compensation benefits. Williams sought to add c...

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