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Posted by Tom Cummings & filed under DLP Law, Workers Compensation.


QUESTION: I WAS INJURED AT WORK. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO REPORT MY WORK INJURY IN A PA. WORKERS COMPENSATION CASE?

 

ANSWER: AN EMPLOYEE SHALL  REPORT A WORK INJURY WITHIN 21 DAYS AFTER THE INJURY. IF THE INJURY IS NOT REPORTED WITHIN 120 DAYS AFTER THE OCCURRENCE OF INJURY, NO COMPENSATION SHALL BE ALLOWED. HOWEVER, IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE TIME FOR GIVING NOTICE OF AN INJURY DOES NOT BEGIN TO RUN UNTIL THE EMPLOYEE KNOWS, OR BY THE EXERCISE OF REASONABLE DILIGENCE SHULD KNOW, OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE INJURY AND ITS POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP TO THE EMPLOYMENT.

Disclaimer: The above comment 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. 

 

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Tom Cummings

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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 and Social Security Disability cases.

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