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What is compensable injury under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law?

A: Each and every workers’ compensation claim is unique. What determines whether an injury is compensable under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law requires analysis to determine 1. whether the injury was timely reported and 2. whether the injury occurred in the course and scope of the employment.

Under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws, an “injury” is defined broadly and can include injuries which result from an accident or any aggravation of a pre-existing injury. In addition, cumulative injuries or those which occur over a period of time may also be compensable. A common example of a cumulative injury is carpal tunnel or a rotator cuff/shoulder injury.

In order to preserve your rights, it is important to discuss your case with a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer.

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The workers’ compensation and social security disability lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area, including:

  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities

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Published: August 7, 2012



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