Winning Cases

CASES MR. STEINER HAS WON IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA:

  1. McElheney v. WCAB (Kvaener Philadelphia Shipyard) 2008.  Mr. Steiner was successful in expanding the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law to longshoreman, ship repairman and dock workers' who were injured while working on and around ships, birthed and docked in Pennsylvania.  This represented a tremendous expansion of benefits and coverage for Pennsylvania workers'.​

     

  2. Mitchell v. WCAB (Steve's Prince of Steaks) 2003.  Mr. Steiner was successful in having his clients benefits restored after he was released from prison and still disabled, even though the employer had cut his benefits off, arguing that Mr. Mitchell was not entitled to disability benefits after his release from prison.  This case was an important defense of an injured workers' rights to benefits after they were released from prison, paid their debt to society, if they still continued to be disabled from a work related injury occurring before their incarceration.  

​​CASES MR. STEINER HAS WON IN COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA:

  1. Edwards v. WCAB (Department of Public Welfare), Cmwlth Ct. 2016.  Commonwealth Court agreed with Mr. Steiner that an injured worker who returns to work after an injury and who later on has an advancement of her work injury and again becomes disabled, has a right to pursue this new workers' compensation claim for disability benefits.  The Court agreed that just because the claimant became well enough to go back to work, the claimant could suffer a new period of disability in the future if the workers' work-related condition became worse.​

     

  2. Clear Channel Broadcasting v. WCAB (M. Perry) 2007.  Mr. Steiner was successful in expanding  Pennsylvania workers' compensation coverage to employees who traveled on behalf of their employers at any time during the day or night.  The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recognized and agreed that an employee who went the extra mile and spent the extra time late into the night to further their employer's business, was entitled to workers' compensation benefits even if their injury occurred late at night and outside of the state of Pennsylvania.

     

  3. Central Park Lodge v. WCAB (Robinson) Pa. Cmwlth. Ct. 1998.  Commonwealth Court recognized and agreed that when an insurance company tries to stop a disabled workers benefits with a medical report that says that work is fully recovered, that medical report must cover all of the claimant's injuries, not just the ones that the insurance company said the injured worker suffered.  The insurance companies must address all of the claimant's injuries and prove that the claimant is recovered from all of those injuries before benefits could be stopped.

     
  4. Veronica Ricks v. WCAB (Parkway Corp.) Cmwlth Ct. 1997.  Commonwealth Court agreed with Mr. Steiner that an insurance company cannot deny a claim without any investigation, and unfairly delay payments of benefits to injured workers.  The Court agreed that if an employer or an insurance company does not do a proper investigation when they deny a claim, they would have to pay penalties to that injured worker and pay his/her attorney's fees.

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