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Victory for Injured Workers in Pennsylvania

By Michael W. McGurrin, Esq. and Gabriela Raful, Esq. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law changed significantly last month. In the landmark case, Protz v. Derry Area School District, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared a major section of workers’ compensation law to be unconstitutional. You may have heard of the “500 weeks” or “10 year” limit in workers’[…]


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Martha J. Hampton Memorial Award Presented to Jason Krasno

On April 15, 2016 the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Michael McGurrin, a partner at Galfand Berger, presented the 2016 Martha J. Hampton Award to attorney Jason Krasno. Mr. Krasno, a partner at his own firm,  has practiced Workers’ Compensation law since 2000.  Although Mr. Krasno is the first award recipient[…]


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Philadelphia Employment Law Attorneys Discuss Returning to Work Under the FMLA

by Michael McGurrin One of the main features to the Family Medical Leave Act (”FMLA”) is the return to work provision that requires that an employer return an employee, who has been approved for FMLA, to their original or equivalent position at the end of their leave. The Act entitles an employee to be restored[…]


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Team Galfand Berger: Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Running for a Good Cause

April 17, 2014 – Since 1947, Galfand Berger has stood on the side of injured workers, consumers and individuals. Our firm’s mission is unequivocal: to secure full and just compensation for people who have suffered injustices and injuries. And, we are a firm that puts our words into action not only in the courtroom but also in[…]


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Employer’s Attorney is not Entitled to Ex Parte Communication with Panel Physicians in Workers’ Compensation Cases

A Pennsylvania court recently ruled that an Employer’s attorney may not have ex parte communications with a panel physician, particularly when […]


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