About Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs) in Pennsylvania

Impairment Rating Evaluations – Attorney Dan Siegel Has Been in the Trenches From the Start

Impairment Rating Evaluations, known as IREs, are a mechanism created by the legislature in Harrisburg to limit the amount of wage loss benefits that the most severely injured Pennsylvania workers can receive. And no attorney has fought more against illegal IREs than Dan Siegel. There have been two IRE laws, and the first was knocked out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which declared unconstitutional the impairment rating evaluation (IRE) provision in Section 306(a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act. The decision in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District) meant that injured workers will no longer be subject to a cap on the length of wage loss benefits they received. Attorney Dan Siegel of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC authored the friend of the court brief on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association). 

After the Supreme Court knocked the first IREs, the legislature re-enacted the law, with minimal changes. That law also raises a lot of Constitutional questions, and Dan Siegel has been fighting for the rights of his clients and for all injured workers again. He won’t give up.

If you would like to speak with Dan Siegel, call (610) 446-3457 or send an email, and Dan will respond promptly. All workers’ compensation matters are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that you never pay a fee unless Dan Siegel gets you benefits or successfully prevents your employer from stopping your benefits. Give Dan Siegel a call at (610) 446-3457 or send an email.