Pennsylvania Work Injury Lawyers- Workers Compensation- Thomas P. Cummings, Esq.

Date: October 10, 2012
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Question: I drive a delivery truck and hurt my back lifting a package. My route includes stops in both Pennsylvania and New York state. I live in Pennsylvania. My employer is based in New York. I’m allowed to take my truck home after work during the work week. The injury happened at a delivery stop in Pennsylvania. My boss told me that because he’s based in New York, I have to file a New York workers comp claim. Is that true? (Name and address withheld at writer’s request)

Answer: Since the injury occurred in Pennsylvania, you have the right to pursue a claim in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act applies for all injuries occurring in this Commonwealth, regardless of where the contract of hire was made abd regardless of where the majority of the employee’s work took place.

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.

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.