Francis X. Wickersham: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Francis X. Wickersham

Francis X. Wickersham is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted solely to defending employers in Pennsylvania workers' compensation claims.
King Of Prussia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone(610) 354-8263

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  • Workers' Compensation
    University Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1986
    Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, J.D., 1989
    Admitted1989, Pennsylvania; 1990, New Jersey

    Associations & Memberships

    Montgomery County Bar Association

    •Pennsylvania Bar Association


    Frank joined Marshall Dennehey in 1992. As a member of the Workers' Compensation Practice Group, he has devoted his practice to representing employers from many different industries in a variety of Pennsylvania workers' compensation claims. Frank has successfully defended construction companies, food service companies, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, retail stores and supermarkets in cases involving hearing loss due to exposure, occupational noise, psychiatric injuries from abnormal working conditions, injuries from contact with toxic chemicals in the workplace and fatalities.

    Frank's articles on important Pennsylvania workers' compensation cases frequently appear in well-known employer publications, such as the A.M. Best Insurance Digest, Counterpoint and the Pennsylvania Self Insurers' Association newsletter. He is a writer and editor of the firm's What's Hot In Workers' Compensation, a monthly update on significant developments in Pennsylvania workers' compensation law. Frank has also given numerous presentations and seminars on critical developments in Pennsylvania workers' compensation law to various employer and insurance industry groups, as well as to his colleagues.

    Frank received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 1986. He attended the Widener University School of Law and obtained his juris doctor in 1989. In law school, Frank was a staff writer for the Delaware Law Forum and was selected to sit on its editorial board.

    Frank is an active member of the workers' compensation sections of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar associations. He also has a long association with the Upper Merion Lacrosse Club as a member of the board, as well as with the King of Prussia Soccer Club, where he has served as a soccer coach in the boys travel soccer program for many years.

    Published Works

    •Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Update, Counterpoint, newsletter of the PA Defense Institute, April 2014

    •Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Carves Out Exception to Exclude Remedy Provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act For Late Manifesting Occupational Disease Claims, ABA TIPS Workers' Compensation And Employers' Liability Law Committee Newsletter, Winter 2014

    •Legal Updates, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association Newsletter, 2009-present

    •Ask an Expert, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association Newsletter, January 2009

    Digest of Insurance Law, Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys, 2007-present

    •Special Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law Alerts, 2006-present

    •Critical Case Summaries, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association Newsletter, 2006-2008

    What's Hot in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, Marshall Dennehey newsletter, 2002-present

    •Decisions Impact Workers' Comp Benefits: Court Focuses on Release Agreement, Length of Employment, The Legal Intelligencer, March 2001

    •Independent Contractor or Employee: Supreme Court Rolls Over Controversial Commonwealth Court Decision Holding That Federal and State Motor Carrier Regulations Require Finding of Employment, Defense Digest, Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2001

    •Lykins: The Supreme Court Eliminates Unemployment Compensation Credit for pre-Act 44 Injuries, Counterpoint, January 1999

    •Act 44 and Pre-Amendment Injuries: Banic Breaks the Mold, PSIA Workers' Compensation Newsletter, March 1996

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Behind the Robe: An Interview With the Judges, Roadmap to Success - Understanding Workers' Compensation, Marshall Dennehey seminar, October 24, 2013

    •Career Day, Upper Merion Middle School, 2011

    Case Law Update, Broadspire and Glaxosmithkline, 2010

    Navigating the Workers' Compensation Court Room, Berkley Midatlantic Group, 2010

    How to Distinguish Between ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Actions, Wegmans, 2009

    Record Retention and E-Discovery, The Addis Group, 2009

    Legal Updates: A Survival Guide, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association Annual Meeting, 2008

    Impact of New Vocational Regulations on Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Claims Handling, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, 2007

    Impact of New Vocational Regulations on Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Claims Handling, Cambridge Integrated Services, 2007

    The Do's and Don'ts of Utilization Reviews, Montgomery Bar Association, 2007

    •Career Day, Upper Merion Middle School, 2005

    •Law Day, Caley Elementary School, 2002

    •Law Day, Caley Elementary School, 2001

    Ethical Considerations in Workers' Compensation, Montgomery Bar Association, 2000

    Interplay Between Workers' Compensation and Liability, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, 1999

    Act 57 and its Impact On Workers' Compensation Litigation, Pottstown Hospital, February 1998

    Honors & Awards

    •Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

    Year Joined Organization: 1992

    Reported CasesSchool District of Philadelphia v. WCAB (Hennegan) , 751 A.2d 729 (Pa. Cmmwlth. 2000); McKinney v. WCAB (Decision Data) , 752 A.2d 928 (Pa. Cmmwlth. 2000) (rev. per cuiam, 770 A.2d 326 (Pa. 2001))

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    Employer Bears Burden of Proving Claimant’s Loss of Earning Power is Due to Lack of U.S. Citizenship
    Francis X. Wickersham, August 5, 2014
    The claimant filed a claim petition alleging that he sustained a work injury on July 19, 2008, while working as a truck driver for the employer. At a hearing held before the Workers’ Compensation Judge, the employer’s attorney cross examined the claimant, who was born in Ecuador and had...

    An Order Denying Claim Made against Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund Based on Untimely Notice Was Properly Reversed When Evidence Showed That Claimant Did Not Know of Employer’s Uninsured Status until Being Notified of That Possibility by the Bureau
    Francis X. Wickersham, July 1, 2014
    The claimant worked for the employer as a mechanic and sustained a compression fracture injury in the course and scope of his employment. The claimant filed a claim petition, and the employer did not respond. The claimant attempted to have medical bills paid through the employer’s automobile...

    Insurer Entitled to Subrogation under §319 of PA Workers’ Compensation Act for Injuries Sustained by Claimant While Driving Out of State during the Course and Scope of Employment
    Francis X. Wickersham, July 1, 2014
    The claimant was injured in a motor vehicle accident that took place in Delaware while in the course and scope of her employment, and she received workers’ compensation benefits pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. The claimant then reached a settlement of a third...

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    620 Freedom Business Center, Suite 300
    King Of PrussiaPA 19406


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