Professionals

Victoria P. Edwards

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(717) 231-5270 | Fax: (717) 236-1816
vpedwards@mette.com

Professional

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Biography

Attorney Edwards graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2005. While in law school Ms. Edwards clerked for Judge Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Edwards has practiced workers’ compensation since 2008 with firms located in Central Pennsylvania. Ms. Edwards is certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Ms. Edwards defends real estate licensees with regard to claims involving failure to disclose, breach of fiduciary duty, general negligence and other causes of action. In her litigation practice, Ms. Edwards has experience with drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, taking depositions, and filing motions and briefs with the Court. Ms. Edwards has also practiced before the Environmental Hearing Board.

Since 2005, Ms. Edwards is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In 2016, Ms. Edwards was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Ms. Edwards is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • Southwestern University, B.A.

Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • U.S. District Court: Middle District of PA

Articles & Media

Memorandum: Employer Provided Vaccination Programs and Compensability under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

Memorandum: Employer Provided Vaccination Programs and Compensability under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

There is no Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court or Pennsylvania Supreme Court case law on the question of the compensability of an “injury” sustained as a result of an employer administered vaccination program, regardless of whether the program is voluntary or mandatory.  However, there are several cases on point before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board.  The cases indicate that where the vaccination program is mandatory, then finding that the injury was in the course and scope of employment is basically automatic. Where the vaccine was administered by the employer through a voluntary vaccination program, the question turns on whether or not the employee was furthering the interests of the employer by voluntarily agreeing to an employer administered vaccination.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability

Qualifying for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) is for people, who during their employment history, have amassed enough work credits by paying Social Security payroll taxes. To be considered for Social Security Disability you must be suffering from a severe condition that is expected to last at least 12 months; or result in death; or that prevents you from performing the work you did; or any other work at Substantial Gainful Activity levels.