Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Bureau Issues Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund Policy Statement

Date: February 23, 2007

On November 9, 2006, Governor Rendell signed Act 147 into law. Act 147 establishes and funds the Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund, which provides benefits to injured employees of uninsured employers. Article XVI of the act requires that an injured worker notify the Fund within 45 days after the injured worker knew that the employer was uninsured. Further, Act 147 prohibits an injured worker from filing a claim petition against the Fund until at least 21 days after notice of a claim is made to the Fund.

The Bureau has issued a Statement of Policy that provides guidance as to how such claims are to be submitted. This poilcy statement can be found by accessing the link, below. http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol37/37-3/86.html

Thomas P. Cummings, Esq.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.