Kurt Walsh defends employers and insurance carriers against a variety of workers' compensation claims.
He represents clients in industries including manufacturing, hospitality, construction, healthcare and transportation.
Received a favorable verdict in a Pennsylvania workers' compensation hearing for our client, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of PC audio equipment. The plaintiff argued that our client, her employer, should be assessed penalties for not timely paying her medical bills related to a work injury. Attorneys scrutinized the affidavit supporting her claim and noted to the judge that it was not dated and also lacked the dates that the bills had been submitted for payment. Attorneys followed up the hearing with a brief, reiterating that the affidavit was hearsay and could not support an award. The judge agreed.
John Regan v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company: Facilitated settlement effort to conclude largest current W/C exposure case pending for this client with multiple injuries and MSA issues
Anthony Capozzi v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company: Facilitated efforts to settle another high exposure case involving multiple third party litigation issues
Michael Schiavone v. Cargill Foods: Full Compromise and Release with funding of MSA respecting longstanding injury claim with multiple leg fractures, subsequent infection and numerous subsequent surgeries to address same. Matter favorably settled for the lump sum of $47,500.00 in addition to funding of reduced MSA Trust valued at $8,324.00.
John Smalser v. John’s Comfort Zone Inc.: Successful settlement of penalty claim for unpaid medical expenses incurred ranging between $45,000 and $55,000. Matter resolved by Full Compromise and Release with ongoing denial of bills paid by health insurance, agreement to pay $10,000 toward future treatment expenses and a $1,000 counsel fee with no further responsibility for any future psychiatric treatment expenses for the defendant.
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Workers’ Compensation College of Lawyers
570.961.2128 ext. 2229