Protz Fix House Bill 1840

The enactment of Act 111 reinstates with Impairment Rating Examinations under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act which had been in place since August 23, 1996 until the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Protz in 2017. As a result, insurers and self- insureds again may secure Impairment Rating Examinations of Claimants in long-term disability cases. In those cases where Claimants are less than 35% impaired under the 6th edition of the AMA guides, liability for wage loss benefits would be capped at the 500-week partial disability maximum under the Act.