Workers' Compensation

Further Investigation Unnecessary in Many Workers' Comp Cases

, The Legal Intelligencer


For years, Pennsylvanians injured at work were entitled to receive notice from their employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier whether their claim was accepted or denied within 21 days. As a "paper system," this acceptance or denial comes in the form of a Department of Labor and Industry document. Eventually, the insurance industry cried that many claims required more than 21 days to investigate.

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  • Reagan

    The problem is the never ending NCP, which I am sure Ms. Nanes is well aware of and deliberately leaves out of the conversation. The legislature needs to revise the Act to allow for unilateral termination or suspension of the NCP (The NOS doesn‘t count, we all know the claimant simply appeals that by signing it and the benefits are reinstated.) when there is sufficient evidence to do so. Allowing that, as most other states do, would prevent the abuse of the TNCP.

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