It is very possible that you may not know exactly what a judge means when he or she refers to an “error of law” in a legal ruling. Frankly, for most folks, there’s no reason why you should. What you should know, however, is that there are many details that can make or break your case, or make or break your opportunity to get a new hearing of your claim. That is true in many areas, including workers’ compensation. To make sure you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, be sure you have a skilled Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney on your side.
As an example of how the process can work, look at the recent case of K.H.B. While K.H.B. was working at her job as a director of operations, she suffered a spinal injury. That injury required lumbar spinal fusion surgery. K.H.B. began receiving workers’ compensation benefits, but, in 2014, the employer sought to cut off those benefits. The employer succeeded, and K.H.B. returned to work.
In March 2015, the employee hurt her back again. She promptly filed a request to reinstate her benefits. This time, the judge rejected her claim. The judge concluded that K.H.B. had not sufficiently proved that she suffered a new work injury. The employee appealed but was not successful at first. She eventually took her case all the way to the Commonwealth Court, where she was able to obtain a new hearing.