by Karl Voigt
Despite Teething Problems, Workers’ Compensation Automation and Integration System is Functional
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Workers’ Compensation Automation and Integration System (WCAIS) is now available online. Injured workers can access some portions of their claim online from their home computer.
If your case is in litigation, you may be able to access copies of assignments, hearing notices, exhibits, as well as transcripts. You may also have limited access to actually change your information online. As an example, an injured worker may change his or her address online through WCAIS. However, this will only make the change available to the Commonwealth; it will not change your address with the insurance company.
Injured workers can simply enter in some of their claim information to begin the registration process. They can then initiate access to their file by visiting: http://www.wcais.pa.gov