Michael W. Cardamone, owner of Cardamone Law, LLC, a well known PA Work Comp Law Firm for Injured Workers, was interviewed this week by Business Insurance Dot Com regarding Pennsylvania House Bill 1840. The Bill seeks to reinstitute Impairment Rating Evaluations under the Pennsylvania Work Comp Act, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the IRE provisions of the Act in the Protz Decision. Bill 1840 uses the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides to Permanent Impairment.
As Claimant’s lawyers, we feel the Bill is flawed, and if passed, will be quickly challenged by a Claimant’s firm like ours. The Protz Decision made clear that it’s unconstutitional to delegate authority to a private entity like the AMA. Our hope is that the Senate votes it down.
Cardamone was also interviewed by WorkCompCentral a few weeks ago on the same issue.
For more info about PA Work Comp or Impairment Ratings, call Cardamone Law 7 Days a week at 215 206 9068