Workers Compensation- Circumstances Where Injury Is Excluded

Date: January 5, 2015

In the State of Pennsylvania, there are certain circumstances where a work injury would be excluded from being covered under the Workers Compensation Act. These exclusions, defined by statute, include:

– an intentionally self-inflicted injury,

-an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of law,

-an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of a positive order, –

an injury caused by the act of a 3rd party intending to injure an employee because of reasons personal to the 3rd party and not directed against the employee because of the employment, and

-injuries caused by the injured employee’s intoxication.

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.

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.