Question: I was injured at work last year. I was living outside of Pittsburgh at the time. My injury happened in Harrisburg when I was travelling on my job. I now live in the Scranton area. The insurance company told me that they will be filing some papers to stop my benefits. Will I have to travel to Harrisburg or Pittsburgh to have a hearing? Anonymous, Jermyn, Pa.
Answer: Your case will be heard by a workers compensation administrative law judge who will hold a hearing in the county where you reside at the time of the filing of the petition. If, for some reason, the petition filed by the insurance carrier/employer is assigned to a judge in the Pittsburgh or Harrisburg area, you can contact that judge and ask that the matter be reassigned to a judge sitting where you currently reside.
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