Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Law

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Pennsylvania Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: None.

Choice of Physician: Employee selects initial physician from a list maintained by the employer. If no list is posted by the employer, then the employee can choose any physician.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days. (No waiting period for scheduled injuries.)

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 14 days or more

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20%, statute


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