A subpoena duces tecum is a document used to obtain information in a civil or criminal case.   Presently this type of subpoena is commonly called a “Subpoena to Produce Documents or Things for Discovery”.  A subpoena is also used in Workers’ Compensation cases for the same purpose.  In a Workers’ Compensation case, a subpoena is […]

Attorney Joseph Burke Presents Check to Luzerne County Dress for Success

Atty Joseph Burke, Executive Director of the Wilkes Barre Law & Library Association, recently presented $500 to Luzerne County Dress for Success from The Wilkes Barre Law & Library Charitable Foundation. The donation was received by Linda Armstrong, as Executive Director and Founder, and Atty Cathy O’Donnell, as acting Chairperson, of the Luzerne County Dress […]

The Workers’ Compensation Independent Medical Exam – There’s Nothing Independent About It!

Last month my workers’ compensation topic focused on treating with your own doctor after a work injury.  This month we’re going to talk about doctors again but with a different twist.  I’m talking about the “independent” medical examiner.  Who is he and what is his role in your workers’ compensation case? Section 314 of the […]

Who is Responsible for Payment of Medical Bills When Injured in an Accident?

Workers’ Compensation Claim: Should you injure yourself on the job, the Employer and its insurance company is responsible to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred for treatment rendered for your work injury(ies).  This includes payments of co-pays for medical appointments, medication(s) and travel expenses to and from medical appointments.  It is important […]