Employer’s Dispute of a Work Injury Claim

Date: October 30, 2014

In a Pennsylvania workers compensation case, if an injured worker prevails in a litigated petition, there is a presumption that the injured worker is entitled to an award of legal fees. There is an exception, however, if the employer can establish that the contest of the petition was reasonable. The issue the court will address in determining if the contest was “reasonable” hinges on the question of whether the defense of the case was prompted to resolve a genuinely disputed issue.


If you’ve suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at tcummings@dlplaw.com or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.