David Greene counsels employers, insurance companies and third-party administrators on how to best manage their Pennsylvania workers' compensation claims.
David works closely with his clients to provide appropriate risk management advice, whether that involves litigation or non-litigation services.
He has been appointed to the new Practice and Procedure Committee of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a group of workers' compensation judges and experienced attorneys who will work to make recommendations to enhance practice for both judges and attorneys. David has also taught the "Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation" course for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for 15 years. He writes chapters in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers' Compensation Practice & Procedure manual that is considered the "Bible" on workers' compensation law in the state and teaches the Practice & Procedure course.
David has an AV peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected each year since 2010 for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.
David G. Greene
Partner, Co-Chair, Workers’ Compensation
Successfully prosecuted a termination petition for a large trucking company where the employee, with a significant pre-existing condition, sustained an aggravation of the pre-injury condition while working. When the IME doctor originally did not find the employee to have recovered, David obtained records from the employee's pre-injury condition which allowed the doctor to find, and the WCJ to conclude, that the employee's problem had returned to baseline. The demand to settle was $180,000. The decision ended the employer’s responsibility to pay weekly indemnity and medical benefits and entitled the employer to significant supersedeas fund recovery.
Successfully defended a Specific Loss Claim where the employee alleged that his work related leg injury resulted in his becoming more prone to infection from his pre-existing diabetes. Medical bills were in excess of $4 million because of lengthy hospitalizations. Specific loss claim was for about $250,000.
Successfully defended a Review Petition where the employee alleged his work related chronic pain syndrome of the arm spread to his legs. The employee was confined to a wheelchair and required extensive treatment, hospitalizations and medication. David took the innovative approach of recommended a second evaluating (out of the area) physician to bolster the opinion of the initial IME doctor. Value of future medical bills and potential home modifications were estimated in excess of $1 million.
MV Transportation v WCAB (Harrington)(Pa Cmwlth 2010). Case changed the way Utilization Reviews are filed and saved employers and insurers thousands of dollars in the process.
Professional & Community Involvement
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, Co-Chair Workers' Compensation Committee
Bench Bar Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
215.972.7900 ext. 7235