Hurt At Work- File A Petition

Date: December 3, 2014

When seeking relief under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, a party- an injured worker (the claimant), an employer or an insurance company- may file a Petition with the Workers Compensation Bureau. The Petition may be filed via U.S. Mail or may also be filed electronically via email. The Petition will be assigned to a Workers Compensation Judge in the locale where the claimant resides. Within 15 days after the parties recieve notice that the Petition has been assigned to a judge, the judge must give notice to the parties of the scheduling of a formal hearing which must be held within 35 days of the filing of the Petition.


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

Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive. Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column.

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.