Justin Beck

Justin Beck

Justin Beck is a law clerk at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He concentrates his research and work in the area of workers’ compensation and employers’ defense. Since 2016, Mr. Beck has also served as academic research assistant to Hon. David B. Torrey. In May 2017, Mr. Beck published “From the Glass Link Tanks of Old Latrobe: 30 Years of Pawlosky,” a comprehensive documentary analysis of Pennsylvania’s seminal 1987 precedent, Pawlosky v. W.C.A.B. (Latrobe Brewing Co.). In that case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court expanded the definition of “injury” under the Workers’ Compensation Act, establishing compensability for any “adverse and hurtful change.”

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Guest Appearances
September 29, 2017
Workers’ Compensation for Performing Artists

In this legal podcast, Justin Beck discusses the entitlement of performing artists to workers’ compensation.

June 28, 2017
How the Pawlosky Case Redefined Workplace Injury

Justin Beck and Vincent Quatrini discuss Pawlosky v. W.C.A.B. and how the case set a new precedent for burden of proof and causation standards.


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