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Four Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers”

Mette, Evans & Woodside attorneys Kathryn L. Simpson, James L. Goldsmith and Michael A. Farrell were named as top attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers. Attorney Victoria P. Edwards was also recognized by Super Lawyer as a Rising Star.

Super Lawyers

Four Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers”

Mette, Evans & Woodside attorneys Kathryn L. Simpson, James L. Goldsmith and Michael A. Farrell were named as top attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers. Attorney Victoria P. Edwards was also recognized by Super Lawyer as a Rising Star. The Super Lawyers honor is reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their legal practice, with just five percent achieving the recognition in the state.

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Attorneys Farrell and Edwards Successfully Defend Workers’ Compensation Challenge for Client

The Court decided in Attorneys Farrell and Edward’s favor that the Workers’ Compensation Judge does not have jurisdiction to review a Utilization Review Determination where the Provider under review fails to provide medical records to the reviewer. The Court also held that denying the Claimant the right to a hearing did not violate the Claimant’s right to due process because the Claimant does not have a property interest in his future medical treatment.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides the Protz Case

On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down its decision in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District). The Protz decision rendered unconstitutional, Section 306(a)(2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, eliminating the use of an impairment rating evaluation in order to change the disability status of an injured worker from total to partial thereby limiting the injured worker to 500 weeks of benefits.

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Michael A. Farrell Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside as Shareholder

The law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside is pleased to announce that Attorney Michael A. Farrell has joined the practice. Mr. Farrell has been practicing in the field of insurance defense litigation, for thirty-two years.