What Do I Need To Prove In A Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Case?

Date: January 12, 2012
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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.

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.