Workers Compensation Jurisdiction

Workers Compensation Jurisdiction

In the case of the jurisdiction of a Pennsylvania Workers Compensation claim, Watt v. WCAB (Boyd Brothers Transportation), the Commonwealth Court recently addressed the question of whether a Pennsylvania resident’s claim could be processed in Pennsylvania although he was injured in a different state.

The court ruled against his claim.

The Commonwealth Court applied the extra-territorial jurisdiction provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act because it found that, although the claimant lived in Pennsylvania, the state did not have jurisdiction over the Workers’ Compensation claim since the injury occurred outside Pennsylvania.

Predicting which state will have jurisdiction over an employee’s injury can be tricky. To schedule a meeting with your KMRD Partners Relationship Manager to review and update your firm’s individual situation, call us at 866-957-KMRD (5673) or send an email via the contact form available at

For more information on Workers Compensation, click here.

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