Workers' CompensationSusan Nanes and David Stern, The Legal Intelligencer
Further Investigation Unnecessary in Many Workers' Comp Cases
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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