Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This is why I have a job...

Walmart is clearly at fault, but blames the victim…

An article from indicates that Walmart is blaming comedian Tracy Morgan for injuries he sustained due to a Walmart truck driver crashing into Morgan's vehicle. I have represented many people who were injured at the hands of negligent Walmart truck drivers and I can tell you from experience, they do this every time.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

New maximum compensation rate for Pennsylvania workers

In Pennsylvania workers compensation cases, there is a maximum compensation rate.  Every year, this maximum rate is modified.  As we all know, when you are injured at work and you lose wages, the workers compensation insurance company has to determine your “average weekly wage.”  Based upon that, most employees will get two-thirds of their average weekly wage, up to a maximum amount.
The maximum rate for 2015 has been set at $951.00 per week in wage benefits.  Therefore, even if you made $10,000.00 per week, the max that you will receive if you are off work due to a work injury would be $951.00.

As always, should you have any Pennsylvania workers compensation questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.