Francis X. Wickersham

Francis X. Wickersham: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (508 Attorneys)
  • 620 Freedom Business Center, Suite 300, King Of Prussia, PA 19406
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  • 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.
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Biography

As a member of the Workers' Compensation Department, Frank has devoted his practice to representing employers from many different industries in a variety of Pennsylvania workers' compensation claims. He 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' Comp, 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.

In 1986, Frank received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. He attended the Widener University School of Law and obtained his juris doctor in 1989.

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 for many years.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Pot For Pain, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 25, 2018

In a Pickle: The Implications of Protz, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017

Defense Counsel Wish List, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2016

Aging Gracefully? The Senior Workforce and Impacts on Workers' Compensation, CLM Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016

Doped Up: Implications of Compound Medications, Generic Drugs and Medical Marijuana, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

Marijuana in Workers' Compensation - Medical and Legal Challenges, CLM 2015 Medical Legal Summit, Chicago, Illinois, June 3, 2015

Medicare Liens and Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation Liens, Philadelphia Bar Association's Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, October 18, 2014

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

News

Class Action & The Marshall Dennehey Horns To Compete in Law Rocks Philadelphia For the Philadelphia Bar Foundation
October 2, 2018
Class Action & The Marshall Dennehey Horns, the in-house rock-and-roll band at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, will compete at the 3rd Annual Law Rocks Philadelphia event on October 18 at the World Cafe Live to raise money for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Law Rocks is a...

Class Action Band is Headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
August 16, 2013
Class Action, the in-house rock and roll band at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, will perform in the final round of the 13th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands competition, to take place September 28th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. After...

Events

CLM 2015 Medical Legal Summit
Conference • Jun 3, 2015
Frank Wickersham, a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department, is presenting at the CLM 2015 Medical Legal Summit. Marijuana in Workers' Compensation - Medical and Legal Challenges, will provide an overview of marijuana...

CLM Atlanta
Conference • May 19, 2016
Michele Punturi and Frank Wickersham, shareholders and members of the firm's Workers' Compensation Department, are presenting at CLM Atlanta. This program offers sessions in four tracks: workers' compensation, insurance fraud, product...

Publication

What's Hot in Workers' Comp, Vol. 23, No. 1, January 2019
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • January 16, 2019

The fee review arena lacks the jurisdiction to determine reasonableness and necessity of treatment. Evidence presented by an insured that billing from a provider was contrary to Medicare policy does not preempt the issue of reasonableness and/or necessity
Law Alerts • January 1, 2019
The claimant was using a neuromuscular electrical stimulation device. The provider dispensed supplies, including two replacement lead wires, on a bi-monthly basis, four times in a six-month period, and billed the insurer on the same basis. The..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Issuing Supplemental Agreements during a period that the claimant is receiving benefits pursuant to a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable is not an admission of liability for the alleged work injury.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2019
The Commonwealth Court agreed with the employer that issuing Supplemental Agreements during the time the employer was paying temporary benefits to the claimant was not an admission of liability. According to the court, the agreements were filed..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Airline employee's fall in parking lot owned by the Department of Aviation is a compensable injury.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2019
The claimant was given a badge that gave him access to certain areas of the Philadelphia International Airport, including employee parking lots. The Department of Aviation, which owned, operated and maintained the parking lots, issued the badges,..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

A C&R Agreement cannot be used to set aside a fee review determination. Rather, a determination in favor of a provider may be set aside only by following the proper procedure set forth in the Act.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2019
The claimant and the employer entered into a C&R Agreement in 2000, settling wage loss benefits, but leaving medical treatment open. In 2015, the employer requested Utilization Review of a topical compound pain cream. A Utilization Review..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

What's Hot in Workers' Comp, Vol. 22, No. 12, December 2018
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • December 17, 2018

What's Hot in Workers' Comp, Vol. 22, No. 11, November 2018
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • November 27, 2018

Special Workers' Compensation Alert - Governor Wolf Signs Bill Restoring IREs into Law
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • October 29, 2018

What's Hot in Workers' Comp, Vol. 22, No. 10, October 2018
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • October 23, 2018

A C&R Agreement cannot be used to set aside a fee review determination.
Law Alerts • October 1, 2018
According to the Commonwealth Court, paragraph 10 of the C&R Agreement-stating that the employer would pay reasonable, necessary and related medical expenses incurred before the hearing date-obligated the employer to pay for the..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(610) 354-8263  Phone
(610) 354-8299  Fax
www.marshalldennehey.com
University Attended:
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989
Admission:
1989, Pennsylvania; 1990, New Jersey
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•Montgomery County Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Cases: School 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)); Published Works: Pot for Pain: A Cannabis Conundrum in the Courts, CLM Magazine, September 2018; Much Anticipated Protz Decision Comes Down, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, September 2017; Protz: Problems for Practitioners and Politicians, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, August 22, 2017; State of Confusion: Duffey v. WCAB and Pennsylvania's Impaired Impairment Rating System, Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017; Aging Gracefully? The Impact of a Senior Workforce on Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation, page 28. August/September 2016; 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; Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2010-present; 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 Workers' Comp, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Department 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; Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Update, Counterpoint, newsletter of the PA Defense Institute, June 2002-present
ISLN:
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