Scranton Wilkes Barre Work Injury- Workers Compensation Lawyers

Date: June 11, 2012

To establish a claim for benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, the injured workers has the burden of establishing:
(1) An employment relationship during which (2) an injury occurred (3) in the course and scope of employment. The injured worker must also establish that there is a (4) causal relationship between the injury and the employment. Further, to establish a claim for wage loss benefits, the injured worker must show (5) that the injury resulted in disability or death. Lastly, it must be established that there is valid Pennsylvania jurisdiction.

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.