Awards & Honors

Attention Doctors, Pharmacies & Medical Providers Treating Pa. Workers’ Compensation Patients

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Eliminates Defense That Prevented Countless Workers’ Compensation Providers From Getting Paid

Doctors and every other entity providing medical care or services to injured workers under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act will benefit from the Commonwealth Court Opinion today in Armour Pharmacy v. Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fee Review Hearing Office. The unanimous court eliminated the ability of insurers and employers to simply allege a few “magic words” to halt the process used to determine how much they should be paid for caring for injured workers. Attorney Dan Siegel of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC represented the medical provider in the case.

In the case, the Court ruled that that “where the employer challenges a fee determination of the Medical Fee Review Section for the stated reason that the medical service was not rendered by a ‘provider’ within the meaning of the Act, the threshold question must be decided by the Hearing Officer.” This means that insurers and employers must now provide evidence why they are disputing a medical bill, eliminating the often-bogus defenses that have prevented a Hearing Officer from deciding how much they are owed.

This case applies to every doctor, hospital, chiropractor, medical equipment company, pharmacy and any other entity providing medical care or services to workers injured and receiving benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. This case also affirms that these medical providers have a due process right to compensation, as established in Armour Pharmacy I, another case handled by Attorney Dan Siegel.

Our office regularly represents medical providers and other entities seeking to be paid for treatment to injured workers. In the past week, Attorney Dan Siegel has received numerous honors for his work: (1) Philadelphia Inquirer Influencer of Law (Personal Injury) award, (2) voted Delaware County’s #1 personal injury attorney by Delaware County Daily Times readers, and (3) honored as a Pennsylvania Best Lawyer in workers’ compensation law, based upon voting by other attorneys.

When you need an attorney, contact our office. Over half of our clients are attorneys; that’s why we’re known as the Lawyers Other Lawyers Call for Advice.

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Attorney Daniel Siegel Named 2019 Influencer of the Law by Philadelphia Inquirer

2019 Influencers of Law Awards – Attorney Dan Siegel One of Two Honorees in Personal Injury Category

Havertown Personal Injury, Appellate and Ethics Attorney Daniel J. Siegel has been named a 2019 Influencer of the Law by the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of only two honorees in the category. Dan will receive his award Tuesday, March 26th, at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA.

As a winner, Dan Siegel was selected by Inquirer readers and evaluated by an expert panel of judges who felt he shaped, changed, and transformed the legal industry. Dan was one of 54 winners who will be honored at the awards ceremony; he was profiled in a special section of the Sunday Inquirer today, which will reach nearly 1 million readers.

The Inquirer described Dan Siegel’s accomplishments and summarized some of his community service:

“Attorney Dan Siegel’s cases have changed the law, and either preserved or extended the rights of countless persons injured at work, on the job, and in other ways. Dan is a recognized leader in the local, regional, and national legal communities. For example, he is a pioneer in the emerging area of the intersection of technology and legal ethics, and his firm is the first in the nation to offer Technoethics guidance to lawyers. In addition, he is the author of 13 books, including treatises on workers’ compensation, legal ethics, law practice management and efficiency and time management.

“Dan serves the community in many ways. He has served as a Commissioner in Haverford Township since 1988, and is recognized for his success in bringing transparency to the community; his efforts have also led to the Township’s adoption of emerging technologies, and its focused replacement of its aging infrastructure. Among his community efforts, he has been pro bono counsel to the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types for over 20 years.”

The Influencers of the Law program will feature opening remarks by Terry Egger, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer at the Philadelphia Inquirer. The program will also feature a fireside chat with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

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