Scranton Work Injury Lawyer- Proving Your Workers Compensation Case

Date: April 5, 2012
      The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act allows compensation for “an injury to an employee, regardless of his previous physical condition, arising in the course of his employment and related thereto…”. The term “injury” can include aggravation of a prior or pre-existing condition. Injuries can be physical or mental in nature. An “injury” does not necessarily require a specific incident or event. For example, an “injury” can result from the cumulative effect of work activities. This is what is commonly referred to as repetitive trauma. Whether your injury results from a specific event or from long-term physical activity, the burden remains on the injured worker to establish that  the injury arises in the course of employment and is related to the employment.
 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.