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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 Personal Injury Law Firm: Notable Recoveries for 2015

Fighting For You Since 1947, Galfand Berger has been a voice for injured workers, consumers and individuals.  We are proud of the many recoveries we’ve made for our clients this year.  While these recoveries will never make our clients whole, they help calm some of the medical, emotional and economic turmoil that a devastating injury brings with it.  Below are just a sampling of our firm recoveries: Rick Jurewicz obtained a $5 million recovery for the family of a man[…]


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Michael McGurrin Earns Workers’ Compensation Law Specialty Certification

Galfand Berger attorney, Michael McGurrin, has been “Certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.” This distinction did not come about easily.  It required hard work and commitment. Mike successfully completed the 2015 certification process by passing the certification examination that focuses on workers’ compensation law, rules and cases.  In addition, he submitted a variety of documents showing that at[…]


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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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