Proving Disability In A Workers Compensation Case

Posted by Tom Cummings & filed under Areas of Practice, DLP Law, Workers Compensation.


Question: How does an injured worker in Pennsylvania establish that he cannot perform his job?
Answer: To prove that you are “disabled” in a workers compensation case requires competent unequivocal medical testimony. The medical evidence must establish that the employee is unable of performing the time-of-injury job. The medical opinion evidence must be rendered within a reasonable degree of medical certainty and must consider the facts and circumstances of the case.

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Tom Cummings

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Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers' compensation and Social Security Disability cases.

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