The breakdown is significant because in Pennsylvania employers and carriers facing workers' compensation litigation are not entitled to subrogate loss of consortium claims to the spouses of injured workers. (Credit: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock) The breakdown is significant because in Pennsylvania employers and carriers facing workers’ compensation litigation are not entitled to subrogate loss of consortium claims to the spouses of injured workers. (Credit: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock)

A workers’ compensation insurance carrier was unable to undo a $1.4 million third-party settlement, despite arguments that it wasn’t given a full hearing to contest the breakdown of the accord, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.

On August 29, 2022, a unanimous three-judge panel rejected Hartford Insurance Group’s attempts to undue a trial court’s approval of the settlement, which amounted to $580,000 for the injured worker, John Gleason, and $870,000 in a loss of consortium claim to his wife, Elaine.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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