Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Workers' Compensation

Posted on Thu, 2022-03-31 11:10 by Debora Fajer-Smith in Worker’s Compensation

When someone who works hard, lives paycheck to paycheck, gets thrown down temporarily – the system of workers’ compensation, established in 1914, gives him or her a fighting chance to get back on the road to recovery and gives them the opportunity to keep their family life on track. They do not have to expend great sums of money to sue a large corporation for an accident caused by faulty parts, bad maintenance or hazardous conditions.

Posted on Mon, 2022-02-28 09:25 by Debora Fajer-Smith in Workers Compensation

This is an excerpt of a program that can be found on JGL Law Podcast, and informative series our firm produced during the year. We were actually awarded top 20 Best Commercial Litigation Podcasts of 2021- Welp Magazine – if you want to check us out.


Life has changed for all of us. Once again however, the workers’ compensation system does some heavy lifting and stays in the spotlight in the social, economic and political arenas.

Posted on Wed, 2020-10-28 09:38 by Debora Fajer-Smith in Uber, Workers Compensation

A few years ago, I wrote a blog about Uber and the possibilities of paradigm shifts and the new insurance coverages that lay ahead. Today, I am updating you on the major events that may very shortly rock the GIG world economy and change the way we handle worker’s compensation and insurance coverages for these “Service Connect Apps.”

Posted on Fri, 2013-10-18 15:24 by Debora Fajer-Smith in Workers Compensation


The Commissioners prefer you do not file in the alternative. They want a nice clean case presented. However, you still have a right, and probably an obligation, in some duly contested cases, to file in the alternative.

In occupational disease cases, there must be a showing of industrial loss of use, often evidenced by loss time. One recent case involved a food service worker in a public school system. The worker was extremely dedicated and never wanted to miss work, but she was injured by a repeatedly broken deli slicer, which, on its face, sounds like an insidious onset over time and not one accident.