• Pennsylvania Adopts Sixth Edition of AMA Guides, Restores Impairment Rating Evaluations
  • November 2, 2018
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  • On June 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania handed down its momentous landmark decision in Protz v. W.C.A.B. (Derry Area Sch. Dist.), 1 invalidating Section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (“Act”). That decision, in so striking a portion of the law, eliminated the Impairment Rating Evaluation (“IRE”) mechanism under which claimants were assigned a percentage of permanent impairment under the purview of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.