Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Pennsylvania or Court of Appeals of Pennsylvania where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Morris v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 12/13/2005
Betty Morris (Claimant) petitions this Court to review the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) partially denying her petition for review and granting...

US Airways and Inservco Insurance Services v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 12/12/2005
US Airways (Employer) and its insurance carrier petition for review of the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) assessing a $3500 penalty against...

Beck v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 12/9/2005
Richard Beck (Claimant) petitions for review of the decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) denying Claimant's reinstatement and penalty...

Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Insurance Co. v. Kadlubosky - 12/6/2005
1 In this declaratory judgment action, Appellant, Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Insurance Company, appeals from the September 29, 2003 order entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County which denied its motion for summary...

Amond v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 12/2/2005
Charles R. Amond (Claimant) petitions for review of an adjudication of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) denying Claimant's request for worker's compensation benefits. In doing so, the Board affirmed the decision of the...

Harsh v. Petroll - 11/23/2005
The question presented concerns the application of joint and several liability in a strict-liability, crashworthiness context. The civil action underlying this appeal pertains to a fatal motor-vehicle accident that occurred on...

Stanton v. Lackawanna Energy - 11/23/2005
This matter involves a claim against Pennsylvania Power and Light Company ("PP&L"), initiated by Benjamin and Elaine Stanton, the parents of Jesse Stanton, a minor (collectively, "appellants" or "the Stantons"), who was injured...

Wilcha v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - 11/22/2005
1 Michael and Sharon Wilcha (the Wilchas) and Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company (Nationwide) have filed consolidated cross-appeals to the trial court's order finding that Nationwide had a duty to defend in only one of the...

Teter v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 11/17/2005
Rebecca Teter (Claimant) petitions for review from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting Claimant's claim petition for a limited...

Secco - 11/17/2005
Secco, Inc. and the PMA Insurance Group (Employer) petitions for review from an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge...

Gabroy v. Commonwealth - 11/15/2005
Before this Court in its original jurisdiction is a motion for summary judgment filed on January 26, 2005, by Allen S. Gabroy, M.D. against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund...

Curry v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 11/10/2005
Craig Curry (Claimant) petitions for review of an adjudication of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that terminated his compensation benefits. In doing so, the Board affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation...

Graziani v. Randolph - 11/9/2005
1 Eric L. Randolph and Burlington Motor Carriers, Inc., an Indiana Corporation (collectively, Burlington; individually, Randolph and BMC), appealed the trial court's order dismissing their Motion to Strike Complaint and Strike or...

Grimminger v. Maitra - 11/4/2005
1 James D. Grimminger appeals the trial court order granting summary judgment in favor of Shuba Maitra, M.D. ("Dr. Maitra") and Blair Surgical Associates, PC ("Blair Surgical"). Grimminger claims Dr. Maitra violated the...

Mari v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 11/2/2005
Anthony Mari (Claimant) petitions for review of the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the order of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting in part and denying in part his claim petition. We...

D.J.'s Bar and Grill - 11/1/2005
D.J.'s Bar and Grill, Inc. (Employer) and the Workers' Compensation Security Fund (the Fund) petition for review of a decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board), affirming a decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge...

Radick v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 10/28/2005
Pamela Radick (Claimant) petitions for review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirms a decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) denying and dismissing her fatal claim petition. We affirm....

Keen v. City of Philadelphia - 10/28/2005
The City of Philadelphia (City) appeals from the March 17, 2005 order of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (trial court) that denied the City's post-trial motions resulting from the court's January 14, 2005 order...

Warren v. Folk - 10/28/2005
In this medical malpractice action, appellant-plaintiff challenges the constitutionality of the requirement for a certificate of merit under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1042.3 when the alleged malpractice occurred prior to...

Fadden v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 10/25/2005
Michael Fadden (Claimant) appeals from an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) denying his claim petition against US Airways (Employer) under Section...

Schweikert v. St. Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem - 10/25/2005
1 This is an appeal from a judgment for the defense in an action based on claims of medical malpractice. 2 On January 10, 1999, Appellant presented in the emergency room of Appellee hospital with severe abdominal pain and...

Fleck v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 10/21/2005
Michael Fleck petitions for review of a March 29, 2005 decision of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) that denied his request for administrative review of a Board order recommitting him to serve 6 months backtime...

Wachs v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 10/21/2005
Judith Wachs, appellee, is the widow of James Wachs who was killed in an automobile accident while driving a company vehicle on his way to work for appellant American Office Systems (AOS). Appellee filed a Workers' Compensation fatal...

Brodowski v. Ryave - 10/21/2005
1 Tammy Brodowski ("Plaintiff"), who initiated this medical malpractice case premised on the failure to timely diagnose and treat her evolving cerebrovascular accident ("CVA" or "stroke"), appeals from the October 25, 2002 order...

DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Commonwealth - 10/20/2005
DaimlerChrysler Corporation (Seller) appeals from portions of two orders of the Board of Finance and Revenue denying its requests for refunds of sales tax paid on various vehicles it was required to repurchase from dissatisfied...

Smith v. Paoli Memorial Hospital - 10/18/2005
The pivotal issue in this case is whether the plaintiff's expert medical witnesses qualified to testify as to the standard of care of defendant physicians pursuant to the requirements of the MCARE Act, 40 P.S. §§ 1303.101-1303.910....

LaRue v. McGuire - 10/14/2005
1 In this case of first impression, we are asked to decide the interplay between two Rules of Civil Procedure: Rule 238, relating to damages for delay; and Rule 1311.1, allowing parties to stipulate to a limit of $15,000 in...

Wells v. Harrisburg Area School District - 10/12/2005
The Harrisburg Area School District (School District) appeals from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County (common pleas) denying its motions for post-trial relief and entering judgment on a jury verdict in favor of...

Papach v. Mercy Suburban Hospital - 10/12/2005
Petition for Reargument Filed October 26, 2005 BEFORE: LALLY-GREEN, PANELLA, JJ., and McEWEN, P.J.E. 1 This appeal has been taken from the judgment entered in this medical malpractice action on the jury verdict which...

Harr v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 10/11/2005
Jacqueline Harr (Claimant) appeals an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge, Paul J. Costelnock, (WCJ) granting the modification petition filed by Integrated...

Summers v. Certainteed Corp. - 10/11/2005
ORDER The Court, being evenly divided, the Order of the Court of Common Pleas is affirmed. OPINION IN SUPPORT OF AFFIRMANCE BY KLEIN, J. Judges Hudock and Gantman join; Judge Orie Melvin concurs in the result. OPINION...

Savallish v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 10/7/2005
Rick Savallish (Claimant) petitions for review of the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of a workers' compensation judge (WCJ) granting in part Claimant's claim petition for compensation...

Westinghouse Electric Corp. v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 9/29/2005
By Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP), Westinghouse Electric Corporation/CBS (Employer) accepted an injury sustained by William Korach (Claimant) on November 14, 1984, in the nature of a back sprain. In this, the most recent...

Wesbury United Methodist Community v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 9/29/2005
Wesbury United Methodist Community (Employer) petitions for review of the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of a workers' compensation judge (WCJ) granting the reinstatement petition of...

Kramer v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 9/28/2005
These cross-appeals raise two related issues: (1) whether Section 204(a) of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act (the "Act"), 77 P.S. § 71(a), allows all employers, or only self-insured employers, to take an offset against a...

Gallagher v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board - 9/28/2005
Appeal was allowed to consider whether a trial court presiding over a civil negligence case erred in refusing to bifurcate trial to avoid exposing jurors to information from which it could be inferred that the plaintiff may have...

Universal Health Services - 9/26/2005
1 In this declaratory judgment action, Pennsylvania Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association ("PPCIGA") appeals the May 5, 2004 order denying its motion for summary judgment and entering summary judgment in favor of...

Facchine v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 9/23/2005
In this workers' compensation case we are asked to enforce an oral settlement agreement where the injured worker died before the agreement was written, signed and approved. Sylvio M. Facchine (Deceased) through Barbara Spinda...

Konidaris v. Portnoff Law Associates - 9/16/2005
We are asked to determine the constitutionality of a retroactive amendment to the statute known as the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Act (Act). The retroactive amendment permitted recovery of reasonable attorney collection fees in...

Patton v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 9/15/2005
Audley K. Patton (Decedent) worked for Lane Enterprises, Inc. (Employer) from November 1974, until April 24, 1987. Decedent worked primarily as a welder. Decedent stopped working on the advice of his physician. At the time, Decedent...

Pennock v. Lenzi - 9/15/2005
Russell and Antoinette Pennock, in their individual capacities and on behalf of the estate of Daniel Pennock, appeal the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County (common pleas) dismissing their complaint with prejudice on...

Hospodar v. Schick - 9/14/2005
1 Mark E. Hospodar, M.D. and Pittsburgh Neurology Associates, Ltd. ("Appellants") appeal from the March 12, 2003, order denying their preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer. While the appeal is interlocutory in nature,...

Germantown Hospital & Medical Center-AEMC v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 9/12/2005
Germantown Hospital & Medical Center-AEMC (Employer) appeals from an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting the review petition to amend...

Wallace v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 9/12/2005
Richard Wallace (Claimant) and A-P-A Transport (Employer) have filed cross-petitions for review of the December 7, 2004 order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) granting Claimant's petition for reconsideration of the...

Drabic v. Commonwealth - 9/9/2005
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (PennDot) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County (trial court) sustaining the appeals of Matthew S. Drabic...

Stephens v. Paris Cleaners Inc. - 9/9/2005
1 This distressing case comes before us as a consequence of the trial court's granting all remaining defendants' motions for summary judgment. We affirm. 2 On March 25, 1998, Jeffrey Stephens ("employee"), who had been...

Berger v. Schetman - 9/6/2005
BEFORE: DEL SOLE, P.J., BENDER and OLSZEWSKI, JJ. Carol Berger, the plaintiff below, appeals from the judgment, dated August 25, 2004, entered following the denial of her post trial motion on July 1, 2004, in which she...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Kear - 8/31/2005
Attorney Registration No. 02512 (Philadelphia) REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DISCIPLINARY BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA TO THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE AND JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA: ...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Renfroe - 8/30/2005
Attorney Registration No. 34032 (Montgomery County) REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DISCIPLINARY BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA TO THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE AND JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA:...

Boyd v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 8/30/2005
Keith Boyd (Claimant) petitions for review of the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ). The WCJ granted Davis Giovinazzo Construction's (Employer)...

Jones v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 8/29/2005
William Jones (Claimant) petitions for review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that reversed the Workers' Compensation Judge's (WCJ) decision to grant: 1) Claimant's Review Petition to include, in the...

Summers v. Certainteed Corp. - 8/25/2005
1 Plaintiffs Frederick Summers and Richard Nybeck appeal from the orders of the Honorable Norman Ackerman granting summary judgment in favor of the asbestos defendants and against them in their claims for asbestos-related injuries....

Canavan v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 8/24/2005
George Canavan (Claimant) petitions for review of the December 17, 2002 decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) denying Claimant's motion to set...

Burks v. Federal Insurance Co. - 8/19/2005
1 Stacy L. Burks (Appellant) appeals from the order granting Federal Insurance Company's preliminary objections in Appellant's action against Federal for payment of her medical bills for treatment of injuries that resulted from a...

Malt Beverages Distributors Association v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board - 8/18/2005
The Malt Beverages Distributors Association (MBDA) petitions for review of a letter decision of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Board) that granted an application for a double transfer of an eating place malt beverage license...

Commonwealth v. Parker - 8/18/2005
Maurice Parker (Appellant) appeals from the April 29, 2004 judgment of sentence imposed upon him following his conviction for attempted murder, aggravated assault, violations of the Uniform Firearms Act, and possessing an...

Hinkle v. City of Philadelphia - 8/17/2005
Christopher D. Hinkle (Claimant) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (trial court) affirming the decision of the Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement (Board) denying his petition for a...

Laubach v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 8/16/2005
George Laubach petitions for review of the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the termination of his benefits and the refusal to add a subsequent herniated disc to the work injury description. We...

Franklin v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 8/15/2005
Garnett Franklin (Claimant), appearing pro se, petitions for review of the November 30, 2004 order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the order of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting Claimant's...

Straub v. Cherne Industries - 8/15/2005
In this case, the Superior Court concluded that Appellee Cherne Industries ("Cherne") was entitled to post-trial relief in the form of a judgment notwithstanding the verdict ("judgment n.o.v."). We presently consider whether the...

Northwest Medical Center v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 8/12/2005
Northwest Medical Center (Employer) petitions for review from an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting the claim petition filed by Kenton...

Hill v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 8/11/2005
William Hill appeals from an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the Workers' Compensation Judge's (WCJ) decision granting Hill's claim petition for a closed period of time. Hill questions whether...

Alwine v. Sugar Creek Rest - 8/10/2005
BEFORE: DEL SOLE, P.J., FORD ELLIOTT and TAMILIA, JJ. 1 Paul A. Alwine, in his own right and as administrator of the estate of Jeanette L. Alwine, appeals following the denial of his post-trial motions and the entry of a...

Almes v. Burket - 8/9/2005
1 This is an appeal from an order denying Appellants' Petition for Relief from Judgment of Non Pros. Appellants raise one issue for our resolution, "did the Appellant (sic) meet the requirements of Pa.R.C.P. 3051(b) for relief from...

Leslie v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 7/28/2005
William Leslie petitions for review of a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) order that affirmed the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) denying his petition to review compensation benefits. On November 5,...

Boscov's Dep't Stores v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 7/28/2005
Boscov's Department Stores (Employer) petitions for review from an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting the reinstatement petition filed...

Taterka v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs - 7/26/2005
James A. Taterka, M.D., petitions for review of an order of the State Board of Medicine (Board) which affirmed an order of a Hearing Examiner assessing against Dr. Taterka a penalty of $1,000.00 for violating Section 903 of the...

Eatery v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 7/25/2005
Sbarro Italian Eatery (Sbarro) petitions for review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) Cheryl A. Ignasiak granting Steve Deliman's petition to...

Shultz v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 7/21/2005
Howard Shultz, Jr. (Claimant) petitions for review of an adjudication of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that (1) affirmed the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) to grant Claimant's petition for review and...

Verizon Pennsylvania - 7/21/2005
Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. (Employer) petitions for review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed as modified the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting James Mazur's claim...

Weaver v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 7/20/2005
Mary Ann Weaver (Claimant) petitions for review of the September 10, 2004 order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the order of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) that (1) denied Claimant's petition for...

R.O. v. Dep't of Public Welfare - 7/20/2005
In these consolidated cases R.O. and his wife B.O. in No. 2357 C.D. 2004 petition for review of an order of Department of Public Welfare (DPW) that adopted the recommendation of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) denying the request...

Kelly v. Pennsylvania State Police - 7/20/2005
John F. Kelly (Kelly) t/a Mr. Kelly's Towne Tavern (Tavern) appeals from the January 20, 2005, order of the Court of Common Pleas of the 17th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Snyder County Branch (trial court), which ordered the...

Tarasiewicz v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 7/15/2005
Carol Tarasiewicz (Claimant) petitions for review from the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) that granted the suspension petition of...

Cohenour v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board - 7/14/2005
Barton Cohenour (Claimant) petitions for review of the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting the modification petition and dismissing the...

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