Updated October 23, 2020
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system continues to function, with all of its stakeholders using technology and creative workarounds, none of which violate any governmental orders, even in a time of an uptick in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Throughout the Commonwealth, there remains a steadfast commitment to maintaining orderly access to civil justice for both injured workers and for their employers. There has been widespread concern about maintaining or lowering the burden of proof for COVID-19 cases.
With these developments in place, and with technology implementation, clients with a need to see their cases move forward, their exposure levels reduced and their metric goals satisfied will have that ability.