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