Patrick Cummings exclusively handles workers’ compensation matters for insurance carriers, third party administrators, and employers.
Handling a wide variety of claims for a diverse client base — including trucking/transportation companies, casinos, higher education institutions, small family-owned businesses, food processing facilities, and convenience stores — provides Patrick with the dexterity and adaptability to deal with a wide range of matters.
He has successfully litigated cases involving complex insurance coverage issues and obtained dismissals on behalf of insurance carriers in cases involving the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund.
Patrick has extensive experience handling matters before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. Additionally, he has recovered considerable awards from the Supersedeas Fund Reimbursement.
Patrick has lectured on the topic of the management of Pennsylvania's Construction Workplace Misclassification Act before the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Patrick was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his workers' compensation practice. “Ones to Watch” awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States and is based entirely on peer review.
After law school, Patrick was a clerk for the Honorable Trish Corbett, Court of Common Pleas, and a part-time clerk for the Honorable Richard Saxton and the Honorable Harold Thomson, Senior Judges, Court of Common Pleas. Patrick subsequently practiced workers’ compensation defense for a large firm.