Many of our clients do not know that the Department of Labor and Industry makes its Workers’ Compensation publications available online. The Department, through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Workers’ Compensation Act. Injured workers can access these documents by going to the Department’s website.
Available to the public are titles like “Workers’ Compensation and the Injured Worker” (available in English and Spanish) and “Remember: It is important to tell your employer about your injury.”
Also available is a 2010 Department study to determine whetherPennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law allows for adequate access to medcial care for injured workers. The results may surprise you.
The Department also publishes “News & Notes”, its quarterly newsletter, online. These updates contain sometimes valuable and interesting updates about the state of Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania.
You may access these works by going to: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/publications/10443